Andy Murray moved into the sector for the US Open on Monday when one other previous champion at Flushing Meadows, Stan Wawrinka, pulled out as a result of he nonetheless is recovering from foot surgical procedure.
Murray is a former No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam title winner, together with in New York in 2012. His rating slid out of the highest 100 after he had two hip operations in recent times.
The 34-year-old from Scotland returned to the tour in June after a three-month absence due to a groin drawback and reached the third spherical at Wimbledon, then withdrew from the singles competitors on the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, citing a strained proper quadriceps. He was the two-time reigning males’s singles gold medalist.
Murray did play doubles for Britain on the Summer time Video games in Japan, reaching the quarterfinals with Joe Salisbury.
The U.S. Tennis Affiliation additionally introduced Monday that Patricia Maria Tig of Romania is not going to be enjoying within the yr’s final Grand Slam match. Tig has a unbroken again damage and was changed within the area by American Claire Liu.
Wawrinka received the title in Flushing Meadows in 2016. It’s the latest of his three main singles championships. Wawrinka, 36, is 3-3 in 2021 and has not competed on tour since dropping his opening match to Lloyd Harris on the Qatar Open in March.
Wawrinka had surgical procedure on his left foot shortly after that, then wanted one other process on the identical foot in June. He’s ranked thirty first and was in line to be seeded if he had been capable of play within the US Open, the place main-draw motion begins Aug. 30.
Murray, who’s one hundred and fifth within the ATP rankings, reached the second spherical at Flushing Meadows in every of his previous two appearances, in 2018 and final yr.
After his third-round loss to eventual semifinalist Denis Shapovalov on the All England Membership final month, Murray questioned aloud about what the longer term may maintain for him.
“There is part of me that feels a bit like I’ve put in a lot work the final three months and, in the end, did not play how I’d need and anticipate. And it is like: Is it price it?” Murray mentioned then.
“Is all of that coaching and the whole lot that you just’re doing within the fitness center — except you are capable of, like, apply and enhance your sport and get matches and proceed [to] get a run of tournaments — is it price the entire work that you just’re doing?”