Andy Murray is a two-time champion on the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati; 34-year-old Briton withdrew from his males’s singles title defence on the Tokyo Olympics with a minor thigh pressure final month however competed within the males’s doubles
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Andy Murray gained the Western & Southern Open in 2008 and 2011
Andy Murray has been awarded a wildcard into the primary draw of the Western & Southern Open within the lead-up to the US Open.
The previous world No 1, a two-time champion on the Cincinnati-based occasion, withdrew from his males’s singles title defence on the Tokyo Olympics with a minor thigh pressure final month.Murray, 34, mentioned he would “wait and see” on whether or not he competed within the closing Grand Slam of the 12 months at Flushing Meadows after dropping within the quarter-finals of the boys’s doubles alongside Joe Salisbury in Japan final month. The three-time Grand Slam singles champion is certainly one of seven former Western & Southern Open champions, together with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, within the preliminary entry checklist. Murray, world No 105, reached the third spherical on his Wimbledon singles return final month – his fourth tour-level match look this 12 months.After present process a hip resurfacing operation in January 2019, Murray performed his first singles match on his return on the Western & Southern Open as he was crushed by Richard Gasquet.Murray will make his 14th look on the US onerous courtroom occasion, which might be held from August 14-22. The Western & Southern Open have additionally given a wildcard to 21-year-old American Sebastian Korda, who gained his first title on the ATP tour earlier this season.On the ladies’s aspect, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens have been awarded wild playing cards.