Andy Murray: Scot’s 2nd thoughts over resolution to no longer play US Open singles

Andy Murray: Scot’s 2nd thoughts over resolution to no longer play US Open singles

By Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent in Cincinnati

Murray and his doubles associate Feliciano Lopez gained their first round match in Cincinnati on Tuesday

Andy Murray says he has had some 2nd thoughts about his resolution to no longer play singles at the US Open.

Murray misplaced in straight objects to Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati on Monday in his first singles match for seven months.

Murray had earlier turned down a wildcard for doubtlessly the foremost entice Contemporary York because he used to be no longer convinced his physique may presumably be ready for five-assign of dwelling matches.

Nevertheless the qualifying matches – which originate in Contemporary York on Monday – are carried out over the upper of three objects.

“I do no longer know why we did no longer in truth mediate it, but it unquestionably appropriate by no plan crossed my thoughts until this morning,” Murray told BBC Sport.

“When I aroused from sleep, I used to be like – I desire to play three-assign of dwelling matches. I may presumably presumably test myself there, and if I got by qualifying that may point to that I’m ready to play there. Nevertheless too dreary, sadly.”

The US Tennis Association has already introduced the names of the 9 American men who like bought wildcards into the qualifying design.

The Scot, 32, will now mediate, in conjunction with his personnel, whether or to no longer enter next week’s ATP singles event in Winston-Salem.

He’s then planning to play doubles and mixed doubles at the US Open, even though he’s yet to hunt out a associate for both. He’s no longer going to like the skill to play with this 12 months’s typical sidekick Feliciano Lopez, as he has agreed to play with Pablo Carreno Busta at the inquire of of of Spain’s Davis Cup captain.

“Unfortunately he’s taken, and rather a couple of the players like partners now,” Murray mentioned.

“Or no longer it’s no longer straightforward to hunt out any individual at this dreary query, but I’m obvious we’ll rating any individual.”

In Cincinnati, Murray and Lopez like a 2nd-round doubles match in opposition to Ryan Harrison and Jack Sock to remain up for. On Tuesday they beat the fourth seeds Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania’s Horia Tecau Three-6 6-Three 10-Three.

Murray used to be proud of the draw he carried out appropriate 24 hours after contesting his first singles match since January’s hip surgical treatment.

“I felt rather appropriate this day,” he mentioned.

“I used to be a small bit tired, I felt a small drained – but extra mentally as an alternative of physically. I felt gorgeous, so that used to be obvious thing – presumably it showed that I wasn’t working sufficient!

“I learnt rather a small from the previous day – about how stressful this course of may presumably even be going to be, and how long a course of this may presumably also be until I’m feeling in truth appropriate on the court as soon as more.”