Following a Cincinnati Masters quarterfinal battle of the Murray brothers, Andy Murray admitted that playing against Jamie Murray wasn't the most enjoyable experience but he was happy in the end for his brother. Queen's champions Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez won a tight opening sets before Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski staged a comeback 6-7 (5) 7-5 10-4 to set up a semifinal meeting against Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek.
"It was tough, not the most enjoyable match. The atmosphere kind of felt a bit flat on the court which I think is in some ways normal in those sorts of matches," Andy Murray said post-match, as revealed on the BBC.
"But it was fine, and I'm happy Jamie got through. You want to go out there and compete and play as well as you can, but you're not getting the same enjoyment out of serving an ace or hitting a great return as you might be in other matches.
"Obviously we tried to do our best but it wasn't enough today." Meanwhile, former world No. 1 Murray has accepted a wildcard into the Winston-Salem Open and pulled out of the US Open doubles as he wants to focus on his primary goal of making a successful comeback in singles.