Andy Murray to return to Washington in ramp up to US Open
Andy Murray will play the singles at the Washington Open for the first time since 2018 this August as he continues his push to move up the rankings ahead of the US Open.
The former world number one made it to the quarter-finals of Newport, the final grass court event of the ATP season, before losing to Alexander Bublik 7-5, 6-4 there.
Now, Murray looks ready to transition quickly to the hard court swing as he heads to the Atlanta Open beginning 25th July before the ATP 500 level Citi Open in Washington DC come 1st August.
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The 35-year-old last played the event in 2019 in the doubles alongside brother Jamie, but his 2018 singles campaign there provided a truly memorable moment in the injury journey of the Brit.
After entering the event ranked 832nd in the world, Murray won three marathon matches to reach the quarter-finals, the last of which lasted three hours against Romanian world number 93 Marius Copil.
The raw emotion of the occasion came out for Murray as he wept at the side of the court after the battle, later revealing he was physically spent as he fought to come back from his hip injury.
He was forced to withdraw ahead of his quarter-final with Alex de Minaur, and no doubt Andy Murray will be hoping for happier memories from this year’s Citi Open.
Photo credit Paul Zimmer
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