A great Monday schedule is coming for you in Cincinnati. For the first time since his Australian Open first-round loss to Roberto Bautista Agut, Andy Murray will make his return to the singles draws competing against Richard Gasquet.
The British player leads the head to head meetings 8-3, the Frenchman last defeated Murray in 2012 Rome Masters, Italy, on clay. The night session will be headlined by Maria Sharapova, who is trying to get back to a high level after struggling in the last years.
The Russian will face the American Alison Riske. The 12th seed Borna Coric will play against Reilly Opelka. On Grandstand the 2016 winner and defending semifinalist Marin Cilic will face Radu Albot, followed by Felix-Auger Aliassime vs Miomir Kecmanovic.
At 7:00 PM Nick Kyrgios will face Lorenzo Sonego. On how Bob Bryan, who is playing doubles again after having hip surgery, inspired him to return on Tour, Murray said: “I guess you could say he was my inspiration for coming back.
I spoke to him about three times a week before I had my operation, but was in communication with him all the time after he had his just to see how he was getting on. I probably would have had the operation regardless, but I’m not sure I would have tried to play if I hadn’t seen what he had done and heard everything he told me about. He’s been brilliant”.