Andy Murray: Resurfacing - Why the Prime Video tennis film is unmissable

Taking you closer than ever before into the world of elite sport, this exclusive documentary takes you behind the scenes on Andy Murray’s gruelling and emotional two-year journey back to the tennis court.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 7 January 2020 - 3.31pm
Amazon Prime Video Andy Murray Resurfacing on Prime Video from Friday, November 29th

Andy Murray's sporting achievements stack him up alongside the greats of British sport.

An incredible rise to being the World Number One tennis player, the first British male to win Wimbledon, a three-time Grand Slam winner, one of only 10 men to have reached all four Grand Slam finals, an Olympic Gold medal. All achieved in an incredible era of dominance for an elite group of tennis players.

However, in 2017 the constant highs and achievements faded away. Murray has battled a chronic hip injury, numerous surgeries and has been written off as a competitor at the highest level.

Amazon Prime Video’s new documentary film, Andy Murray Resurfacing tells the story of the past two years.

Unlike previous documentaries and TV interviews with Murray, which focussed on his rise to competing with the all-time greats, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, Andy Murray Resurfacing will explore the toughest and darkest years of the Scotsman's career.

This isn't a simple comeback story, it's a human story about a man unwilling to accept defeat.

Here are three reasons you won’t want to miss Andy Murray: Resurfacing…

1. Murray like you've never seen him before

Andy Murray in Resurfacing on Amazon Prime Video Amazon Prime Video

Andy Murray has in the past shunned the spotlight, choosing privacy over stardom. Murray’s tennis has always been the talking point rather than his family.

For the first time, this series will scratch under the surface of the character who has always dug deep in his career – facing his toughest and roughest challenge yet.

"The film will take you on a journey through what were some of the lowest, most difficult periods of my life both physically and mentally, and will hopefully show and inspire viewers, that with the right mindset and work ethic, anything is possible," said Murray.

"I knew I was at a critical point in my career. At times it felt like I was letting people down by not being able to perform on court, and I wanted to give them an insight into what I was going through. I wanted to show the ups and downs of professional sport."

As well as hearing first-hand Andy's hopes and aspirations for the future, the film features in-depth interviews with his family, team members and rivals, including Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.

2. Close quarters with an elite sportsman in 2019

Andy Murray underwater recovering from injury Amazon Prime Video

We're slowly approaching the end of what is arguably the greatest era for male tennis of all time.

Federer, Nadal, Murray and Djokovic have taken the sport to unprecedented levels, all bringing different skills, disciplines and styles that have raised the bar in what we expect from Grand Slam champions.

Resurfaced will take us behind the scenes on the pain, pressure and physical toll of what goes into making an elite tennis star in 2019.

Chronicling Murray's physical, mental and emotional challenges and the efforts from his team to fix the unfixable with his injury, this film will be a must-watch for anyone interested in the science and mentality at the highest level of sport.

3. Prime Video's incredible track record

Andy Murray recovering from surgery in Andy Murray: Resurfacing Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video is quickly becoming a must-watch destination for tennis fans with the US Open, 37 ATP Tour events and from 2020 WTA tournaments, all in the upcoming calendar.

But it is Prime Video's collection of sports documentaries that have really caught our eye.

The All of Nothing series – which has covered Manchester City, the All Blacks and various American Football teams – will return in 2020 with a focus on Tottenham Hotspur FC.

They’ve also released the inspiration documentary series This is Football, a series following Real Madrid and Spanish footballing icon Sergio Ramos and Leeds United docu-series Take Us Home.

More like this on Prime Video…

This is Football, All or Nothing: Manchester City, Eat Race Win, Take Us Home: Leeds United, Make Us Dream, Inside Borussia Dortumund and El Corazón de Sergio Ramos.

How to watch Andy Murray: Resurfacing?

Watch Andy Murray Resurfacing on Prime Video from Friday, November 29th.

Amazon Prime Video is now available on BT TV.

Visit Players and Apps on your BT box for the Prime Video player.

Get a Prime membership and you can watch the growing line-up of sports documentaries and Amazon Original sports docuseries.