Top-level athletes don’t usually show anything that can be construed as weakness, especially not the British tennis Champion Andy Murray. In his new documentary with Amazon Prime he bares all about life, career as well as his comeback to tennis from his hip injury. In Andy Murray: Resurfacing – the title acts both as a metaphor for his rehabilitation and refers to his hip replacement surgery, known as hip resurfacing – we quite literally see inside his broken body. In one particularly graphic scene of the documentary, the camera follows him inside the operating theatre at the Princess Grace hospital in Marylebone, capturing the surgeon hammering in a metal cap shaped like a mushroom, which is glued into the head of the femur. From hospital to gym to swimming pool to tennis court to the tearful press conference in Melbourne, in January 2019, when the player admits he may be forced to quit tennis for good – the camera hovers just over his shoulder.
The 2019 Australian Open, saw an emotional Murray appeared to be on the brink of retirement, all the critics pretty much wrote him off, but he has since fought back, and is set to make his Grand Slam singles return Down Under in January 2020. In October, Murray won the European Open in Antwerp to claim his first ATP Tour title in more than two-and-a-half years. This is a true story of grit and determination that, for the first time, allows the common folk to see behind the guarded gates of sport to follow one of the nations sporting hero’s through injury, operations and rehab.
Andy Murray: Resurfacing is set for release 29th November 2019 via Amazon Prime.