JUDY MURRAY needn’t worry about missing her sons in action at the US Open after being offered a front row seat from her Scottish abode.
Andy, a three-time major winner, is back in action at Flushing Meadows tomorrow in his opening round clash against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioko.
His brother, Jamie, gets underway on Wednesday in a doubles match alongside Neal Skupski.
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Judy will be unable to shout encouragement to her son from the stands.
So Amazon Prime pulled out all the stops to ensure she still has the best seat in the house situated in Dunblane.
They built her very own viewing platform including a makeshift tennis court and huge flat screen.
She even has her very own umpires chair where she can devour her snacks.
Judy said of the set up: “I absolutely love the US Open and normally I would be in New York watching Jamie and Andy from the stands and supporting them with my trademark fist pump and the occasional roar.
“This year I’ll be cheering the boys on from my sofa and shouting at my screen, with them in spirit as Amazon Prime Video has brought the US Open courts to me.
“I’ll be staying up late at night streaming on Prime Video which will get the job done perfectly.
“But the moment any commentators say anything negative about my sons, I’ll be hitting the mute button straight away!”
Andy has fond memories of the US Open having lifted the famous trophy back in 2012.
It is the first tennis Slam since lockdown was imposed and it will be played behind closed doors.
Ahead of his first official match since November, Muzza, 33, said: “The USTA have done an excellent job of setting everything up. The plaza outside is really nice.
“It feels a bit sad there are no fans watching the matches. I felt that as I was walking through the grounds.
“It’s nice walking to your practice courts not getting stalked or anything but then the atmosphere isn’t the same without the people.
“I’m staying in the tournament hotels. I spoke about private housing but the costs were astronomical. So, I went for the bubble.
“It’s nice, they have done a good job at the hotel, they have games and arcades, which I enjoy. I am still a bit of a child in that respect.”
The US Open will be available to stream exclusively on Prime Video from 31 August at no extra cost to a Prime membership. Customers will have access to full, uninterrupted, live coverage from every televised court.