Chelsea facilities instrumental in helping Wimbledon champion Andy Murray recover from back surgery, who hailed Jose Mourinho for his help.
Tennis ace Andy Murray has been training at Chelsea’s Cobham centre as he continues his comeback from injury.
The 2013 Wimbledon champion had back surgery after the US Open, and has been using the facilities at Chelsea to help him recover.
At the launch of his new Head racquet, Murray spoke of his conversations with Jose Mourinho while at Cobham, as well as his gratitude for the use of the Blues’ equipment.
“It’s sped up the recovery a lot,” Murray told the Independent.
“I’ve been doing anti-gravity running in the swimming pool. Most of what I do is straight-line running in the pool. It’s basically like an underwater treadmill. It’s been a massive help for me to be able to do that, because there aren’t many of them around.
“I do pilates with a teacher in Cobham as well. Then I have a bike and some weights at my house, so I can do some of the work there, but most of the stuff I’m doing is at Chelsea.
“The first day I was there, Jose Mourinho came down to say hi and chatted. He didn’t give me any advice, but for me it was just really interesting to speak to him. I love football. I had met him a couple of times before. It’s nice to have him back managing here, because it’s very exciting to see what he’s doing.”
“Hopefully I’m going to watch a training session one morning next week,” added Murray.
“I used to go to a lot of Chelsea games a few years back because I didn’t have an apartment so I stayed in the hotel next to Stamford Bridge.”