Andy Murray regrets not to have taken a wild card to play the US Open qualies. The British player does not feel ready to play best of five sets matches but in New York qualifying takes place at best of three. "I don't know why we didn't really think of it, but it just never crossed my mind until this morning.
When I woke up, I was like - I want to play three-set matches. I could maybe test myself there, and if I got through qualifying that might show that I'm ready to play there. But too late, unfortunately", said Murray speaking to BBC Sport after his doubles first round win with Feliciano Lopez on Tuesday.
Murray also said he will not partner up with Lopez in the US Open doubles draw as the Spaniard will compete with Pablo Carreno Busta ahead of the Davis Cup Finals that take place in Madrid in November. "Unfortunately he's taken, and a lot of the players have partners now.
It's not easy to find anyone at this late notice, but I'm sure we'll get someone." Murray felt safisfied with his performance: "I felt pretty good today. I was a little bit tired, I felt a bit drained - but more mentally rather than physically.
I felt fine, so that was positive thing - maybe it showed that I wasn't running enough! I learnt quite a lot from yesterday - about how tough this process is probably going to be, and how long a process it will be until I'm feeling really good on the court again."