JUDY Murray has slammed the Scottish Authorities over a scarcity of tennis amenities – simply hours after son Sir Andy racked up his newest milestone within the sport.
Sir Andy had simply gained his first-round match at Flushing Meadows within the US Open earlier this week, marking his 2 hundredth win at a profession Grand Slam occasion.
Mum Judy addressed her son’s achievement however used it to make a thinly-veiled dig on the perceived lack of courts in Scotland.
The 63-year-old, who can be mum to Grand Slam winner Jamie, felt that there hasn’t been sufficient growth on a wide range of courts to develop future stars within the nation.
Judy, herself a tennis coach, took to social media yesterday, sharing information from the Tennis Channel that Sir Andy had reached the milestone, alongside her personal ideas.
She wrote: “Fairly an achievement given we’ve got no crimson clay courts like Roland Garros, no grass courts like Wimbledon.
“And no outside exhausting courts like US Open or Australian Open in Scotland. @scotgov @sportscotland.”
The Murray matriarch tagged each organisations to drive the purpose dwelling as she mirrored on her personal son’s journey.
The three-time Grand Slam winner was despatched to coach in Spain as a promising teen, which Judy addressed with a fan who queried the arrange within the UK.
The fan requested: “Did you not have him play in Spain as a baby to nurture his expertise exterior the LTA? Speaks volumes in regards to the set-up within the UK if true?”
Judy shortly replied: “Sure, he educated in Barcelona from 15 as a result of we didn’t have the infrastructure in Scotland.
“No high quality coaching setting when it comes to monitor file or world class coaches or surfaces.
“Not sufficient like-minded sparring companions – not a lot has modified in 22 years.”
Murray’s publish racked up over 5,200 likes and greater than 90 feedback from followers who echoed her frustrations.
One consumer mentioned: “Unbelievable achievement. However what’s much more unbelievable is the incompetence of Sport Scotland. You produced the best Scottish athlete ever they usually nonetheless haven’t capitalized on it.”
One other added: “Judy hits the nail on the top. Not solely is there a scarcity of tennis amenities however solely the luxurious children get chosen to develop.
“Therefore why British tennis is within the pits. Small group to pick out expertise from and received no preventing grit.”
A 3rd replied: “We wrestle to have grass soccer pitches, far much less grass tennis courts in Scotland. With rain and low temps a lot of the 12 months, don’t fancy our probabilities. Are exhausting courts protected in pissing rain?”
One other joked: “If we may play within the again inexperienced, with yer ma’s washin’ as the web, we Scots would produce a complete sequence of world beaters.”
Murray will hope to proceed his progress on the US Open later at this time as he faces the nineteenth seed Bulgarian Gregor Dimitrov at Arthur Ashe Stadium.