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Why Did Andy Murray Change His Racket? Liam and Naomi Broady Explain His Decision

Andy Murray changed his racket after 20 years, but why? As the two-time former Wimbledon champion’s career nears an end, tennis siblings Liam and Naomi Broady get to the bottom of his decision.

Murray, who changed the string pattern on his racket in the offseason to allow for more depth when hitting the ball, has now decided to change rackets just months before his reported retirement.

He has been an established headgear user so far in his career, but his team confirmed the Scot has switched brands and is using Yonex for the Challenger tournament in Bordeaux this week.

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Highlights of the round of 16 duel between Murray and Kyrian Jacquet at the ATP Challenger event in Bordeaux

Murray, who celebrated his 37th birthday on Wednesday, made his first appearance since tearing ligaments in his left ankle in a second-round loss against Tomas Machac at the Miami Open in March.

But a promising recovery has encouraged the former two-time Wimbledon champion to accept wildcards for Bordeaux and next week’s Geneva Open, before what is expected to be his swansong at the French Open from May 26.

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Highlights from Andy Murray’s epic clash with Czech Tomas Machac at the Miami Open

He got off to a winning start in France on Wednesday after his opponent was eliminated in the second set.

The Scot led World number 219 Kyrian Jacquet 7-5 2-0 when the Frenchman was forced to retreat.

“I have associated Andy with a head club for 20 years. He’s at the stage in his career where he wants to squeeze every little advantage he can, and I guess he’s never really been looked at.” [changing] Thug,” his good friend Liam Broady continued Sky Sports Tennis.

“It’s a big decision. It’s a completely different bat than the one he normally uses. I would say that the bat he normally uses is probably a slightly deadlier bat, while the Yonek bat is quite powerful. I think it’s similar.” One to the one Casper Ruud uses. I mean, if you want to make a big club change, this is pretty much the best you can get.

“He’s obviously tried every single club under the sun. He tried.” [Carlos] Alcaraz’s brawl. He threw it into the fence and said, “No, Carlos, not that bat,” so he’s going to try each bat and see which one fits best, and I’m excited to see how it goes.

“Will it add a few extra percentages to his game? I’m all for it.”

Liam and Naomi Broady on Andy Murray
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Siblings Liam and Naomi Broady discuss why Murray decided to change his racket

Liam’s sister Naomi admits changing racquets so late in his career is “unprecedented” and says all tennis players are very picky when it comes to the equipment they use.

She said: “You know how obsessed he is with every aspect and every inch of his tennis. Sometimes he looks at things and we think, ‘You’re Andy Murray, you don’t have to look that way,’ but he does, doesn’t he?

“To change bats at this point in his career is unprecedented, isn’t it? Players are usually set with their racket and you know how picky we all are. We increase and decrease the tension on our racquet by half a gram and you.” I feel like it’s professionally weighted and balanced, and players notice, “No, I feel half a gram more in the head than in the grip.” You can feel everything so I can change the club completely I don’t remember it happening.

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Murray celebrated his 29th birthday in 2016 by defeating Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters final, scoring perhaps the greatest match point of all time

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