Andy Murray says he will not attend this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards as he continues his rehabilitation from back surgery.
Andy's Latest Blog - Indian Wells
After a solid training block in Miami for the last three weeks with Ivan and the team, I’ve finally arrived out in Indian Wells, it’s a great tournament and the weather isn’t too bad either!
It was good being back in Miami after a short break at home in the UK. In between training sessions I managed to sneak in a few Miami Heat games, it’s great to see them doing so well, they’re playing well and LeBron and Wade are on fire at the moment! I also got a chance to go and watch some Ice Hockey with Ivan, which was really interesting, as I’ve never really watched it before. It’s so fast, so you can’t really look away for a second. The guys that play are incredible athletes to watch, and they take some big hits.
However, it’s not all been American sports, I have still managed to keep up to date with the Premier League and the football back at home. I’ve managed to catch some of the big games and particularly the Champion’s League ties which have been great. I always like to keep up to date with the results just incase any changes are needed in my fantasy team and I’m pleased to say my team is ticking along nicely.
The BBC were also out with us in Miami doing some filming for a documentary that’s coming out just before Wimbledon which is pretty exciting, but more about that nearer the time.
Indian Wells is an amazing place and its great to be out here, despite being pretty much in the middle of the desert, it draws in some of the best crowds we see on the tour all year so its always got a great atmosphere. The courts are built right by the mountains, and any of you that like me on Facebook will have seen it provides some great back drops for photos!
My first match of the tournament is coming this weekend so I’ll be taking it a little easier this week, just fine tuning and putting into practice the stuff I’ve worked on over the last few weeks. As always, I’ve prepared well so now it’s a case of getting out on the court and playing my tennis, can’t wait.