Murray loses in first round at Cincinnati in singles return

Murray loses in first round at Cincinnati in singles return

Following his first singles match in seven months, Andy Murray says he will not give it a go at the US Open in singles.

However, Danish former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was humbled by Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets, 4-6, 4-6.

Murray, after all, was playing a singles match for the first time since undergoing a second knee surgery, which nearly pulled the curtains on his career.

The Briton says he intends to play doubles and mixed doubles at the Grand Slam in NY, which starts on 26 August, and could play singles again next week at the Winston-Salem Open. "That's just me not running for a ball, which I did do better at the end of the match". However, Murray further disclosed that the loss against Gasquet did not force him to make a decision of mot playing the US Open singles.

"I didn't really think about that, I was just trying to win today", Williams said. It was Murray's first competitive singles round since January 14.

Andy Murray has made a wise move by stepping down from the singles domain of the US Open since his body needs more time to recuperate and to achieve a pitch-perfect level of fitness.

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"I think I did okay", he told a news conference.

The 32-year-old's rust was evident as he double-faulted on his first serve, but he recovered to last one hour, 36 minutes with no apparent health issues.

"I think physically, you know, my legs were a little bit heavy at the end of the match in comparison to maybe what they normally would be if you played a bunch", he said. Both matches were played on indoor hard courts - at Basel in 2015, and then in Vienna two years later. "I reacted and got to a few and won points". Though the talented Murray brothers started off very well as they defeated the strong duo of Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin with the close margin of 6-4, 6-7 (7), 10-5. "I felt like I wanted to be fair for me to maybe try and get a couple of matches in before making a decision like that".

Next up for Kyrgios is a first career meeting with eighth seed Karen Khachanov in the second round on Wednesday.

Earlier Marin Cilic of Croatia became the first seed to fall when the 14th was eliminated by Radu Albot of Moldova 6-4 7-6 (6) and Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic upset Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime 6-3 6-3.

The other member of the Big Three, Rafael Nadal, withdrew from the Masters event, citing fatigue after he won the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday.

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