Andy to take breather after Davis victory

DYNAMIC DUO:  Andy Murray (left) and Jamie Murray
DYNAMIC DUO: Andy Murray (left) and Jamie Murray

ANDY Murray plans a week of rest following a hectic spell of action in Britain as he bids to make sure he is not burnt out again at the US Open.

Murray will not compete until he begins his attempts to claim a third consecutive Rogers Cup title in Montreal, a tournament which begins on August 8.

The Scot earned his month off after following his run to the Wimbledon semi-finals by helping Britain to a Davis Cup promotion play-off against Hungary in September, the week after Flushing Meadows, thanks to a 4-1 win over Luxembourg.

Murray broke down in tears after clinching success at Braehead Arena in Glasgow with his third straight-sets win of the tie, an impressive 6-4 6-3 6-1 triumph over world number 81 Gilles Muller.

The world number four became emotional when talking about playing in front of a Scottish crowd, which included many friends and family members.

The 24-year-old will now recharge his batteries after the emotional strain of Wimbledon and his return to Scotland, and he will also make sure he is physically fresh for his next attempt at that elusive Grand Slam triumph, which begins on August 29.

“I’m going to go over to the States a week on Monday or Tuesday and I’ll be there until the US Open,” said Murray, who dropped just nine points on his serve in his two singles matches.

“I’ll take a few days off now, I don’t know if I’ll go away somewhere or stay in London. My fitness trainer is getting married on Saturday so I’m going to that. “I would like to stay (in Scotland) but I have things to do, as always, it never stops.”