According to rumours, Andy Murray has linked up with former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro in an attempt to extend his career. In recent years, the former world No. 1 has battled ailments and is working his way back up the rankings.
The two-time Wimbledon champion had two major surgery because of a recurring hip ailment. Murray, who turns 35 this year, had been said to be preparing for his retirement after trying to conquer his troubles.
Murray, on the other hand, is aiming to extend his career and has left it to Carneiro, an ex-Chelsea medical specialist. Between 2009 and 2015, the 48-year-old worked for the Premier League club, but left after a disagreement with then-manager Jose Mourinho.
Following Carneiro’s departure, a high-profile tribunal was convened, with a private settlement reached. According to the Telegraph, she has since been studying the effect of collagen peptides – short sequences of amino acids that help produce hair, skin, and muscles – on athletic performance.
Murray’s management team has been looking for specialists on how to extend his career for four years, according to the tabloid. They recommended Dr. Carneiro, whose research was related to Murray’s ongoing injuries.
“Fantastically knowledgeable – the sort of athlete who is always looking to investigate the science and trying to find out how it might assist him,” Carneiro recently told the same British outlet.
“As doctors, we’re learning that what we once thought was impossible is no longer the case.” Athletes like Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are pushing the envelope on every level. These are exceptional, highly intellectual, well-educated individuals who are willing to consider and evaluate medical data and guidance, as well as overcome imagined obstacles. We must also be cautious with them, be ethical, and be prepared to speak with their families about their futures and quality of life. We want them to enjoy life once they retire, not suffer as a result of their decisions now.
“However, they have created teams of high-quality professionals in whom they have faith.” They are excellent at analyzing risks, making decisions as a group, and then maintaining the mental strength to move on and complete the task at hand.”
Murray will play world No. 1 Novak Djokovic for the first time since he topped the rankings in 2017. The duo will compete in the Madrid Open’s last-16.
The 34-year-old has recently resembled the player who used to compete in Grand Slams against Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. In the previous round in Madrid, he outplayed Denis Shapovalov, winning a grueling three-set victory against the world No. 16.