Andy Murray unlikely to play Citi Open after controversial director remarks


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Andy Murray unlikely to play Citi Open after controversial director remarks

Andy Murray is very active on social media and he gave a very interesting answer during a Q&A session through Instagram on Tuesday. Murray put in doubt an eventual appearance of him at the Citi Open in Washington after some controversial quotes by the Tournament Director Keely O'Brien.

Earlier this year in August at the tournament, Murray withdrew from his quarter-final match against Alex De Minaur in order not to get a setback from a hip injury, but the previous night, after finishing his second round match against Marius Copil at 3:00 AM, he had threatened that because of the late time he would have not been willing to play against De Minaur having such a short time to recover.

'I think and hope that Andy really takes into consideration this role in his sport and as a global role model to guys and girls on the tour and kids around the world that when things are difficult and tough and the conditions aren't great that it's not okay to just give up', O'Brien had said before the Murray's withdrawal.

'I hope we see on court [against De Minaur] fighting like he did [against Copil], because that, I believe, is the right message for anyone in this sport." On Instagram, asked if he will play in Washington again, Murray wrote: "Probably not after the tournament director rinsed me", he stated adding a crying laughter emoji ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title