Andy Murray has withdrawn from two events on Friday. The former world No. 1 has pulled out from his Citi Open quarter-final match against the Australia's Alex de Minaur, having finished his long third round match against Marius Copil at 3:00 AM.
'I need to be smart with my rest and recovery as I come back from injury', Murray explained through a statement. He won't play at Toronto's Rogers Cup next week neither. 'I've played quite a few matches this week in Washington', he added. Murray had taken an invitation already a long time ago, when entry list was announced in late June.
His wild card was taken by the Swiss Stan Wawrinka. 'I'd like to thank the tournament for a wildcard, I always love playing in Canada and look forward to returning next year. My plan is to head to Cincinnati early next week.
Appreciate all the support this week in Washington, it's amazing to be back playing', said Murray, who won 2009, 2010 and 2015 titles at the Rogers Cup. Probably Murray didn't expect to go that far and to play for so many hours at the Citi Open, as it was his first hard-court tournament since 2017 Indian Wells and he was coming from Wimbledon forfeit.
He will definitely head into Cincinnati with confidence, also because he won 2008 and 2011 titles there. ALSO READ: Toni Nadal upset about Roger Federer: 'Tennis is his only obsession'