Andy Murray has blamed a tight shirt for giving him the illusion of having packed on a few kilograms as he plays at the Australian Open.

The British third seed has a bigger body these days.

But after queries as to whether his torso has expanded, the US Open winner blamed his clothing for creating the illusion that he might have abandoned the strict training table, which has brought him into the tennis elite in recent seasons.

“Most of the weight that I put on is in my legs, but the T-shirt I’m wearing is tighter,” Murray said after reaching the second round.

“It’s not that I’m any bigger in my upper body.

“It’s just because of the tightness of the T-shirt, maybe it appears that way.”

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