Whether it’s Serena Williams applying kinesiology tape, or Rafael Nadal wrapping his knee for protection, it’s not uncommon to see elite professional tennis players competing while wearing some sort of extra support.
With that in mind, even the more casual tennis fans may have noticed that 2016 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray always seems to play with some sort of contraption strapped over his socks. He even co-ordinates their colour with the rest of his tennis attire, choosing either white or black depending on what else he is wearing that day.
Due to previous injury problems, Murray has worn at least one ankle brace for as long as 11 years. The Aircast A60, available in black or white at PhysioRoom, is his preferred choice to support and protect the area as he continues to compete at the highest level.
The Scotsman’s first issues in that area occurred in his youth, when a bad twist to his left ankle rendered it more flexible and therefore more prone to turning. As an 18-year-old, he was given a wildcard for the 2005 Queen’s Club tournament, but lost in the third round to Thomas Johansson after twisting the same ankle. From then on, he wore a brace on his left ankle to ensure its vulnerability did not hinder him on the court.