September 26, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Andy Murray defeated Stan Wawrinka in Cincinnati Masters’ first spherical
  • The match lasted for 2 hours and 34 minutes
  • Murray just lately broke into ATP’s High 50 rankings

Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has revealed the world he must concentrate on forward of the US Open 2022.

Murray bagged a hard-fought 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-5 victory over Stan Wawrinka to progress to the second spherical within the ongoing Cincinnati Masters. Murray improved his head-to-head in opposition to the Swiss participant to 13-9 on the finish of their two-hour and 34-minute sport.

Throughout an on-court interview, Murray identified that he suffered from cramp points throughout his match in opposition to Wawrinka. He had the identical subject on the Washington Open earlier this month.

“The court docket is fairly vigorous when the climate is like this. Bodily I really feel drained. I had some points with cramps throughout the match, the identical as Washington, so that’s one thing I must get on prime of. I attempted to take the ball on a bit of extra and end factors on the internet. I wasn’t that profitable after I got here up, however the intention was there. I used to be a bit of extra offensive on the second-serve return. Final sport I used to be simply combating, looking for a manner via,” Murray advised ATP.

The 2-time Olympic Gold medalist will subsequent face off in opposition to Cameron Norrie of the U.Ok on Wednesday.

“He [Norrie] could be very totally different to how Stan performs, being a lefty. Flat on the backhand, heavy topspin on the forehand. Now we have spent a bit of little bit of time on the court docket collectively, so there will not be many surprises on the market for me,” added Murray in the identical interview.

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Britain’s Andy Murray reacts throughout his loss on Monday to Sweden’s Mikael Ymer on the ATP Washington Open
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Murray reached Ohio after a disappointing first-round elimination from the Canadian Open in Montreal final week. Nevertheless, the three-time Grand Slam winner has proven promising glimpses this season, reaching finals in Sydney and Stuffgart, serving to him break into ATP rankings’ High 50 for the primary time since 2018.

These indicators are optimistic forward of the US Open, the Grand Slam that Murray gained in 2012. US Open 2022 is scheduled to start on Aug. 29 at Flushing Meadows, New York, with the ultimate to be performed on Sept. 11.

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