Andy Murray will come back on the court at the ATP 500 tournament in Washington and he will challenge the winner of the first round match between Brandon Nakashima and Aleksandar Vukic. The Scotsman was not particularly lucky and could face number one seed Taylor Fritz in the round of 16.
The American won his sixth career title in Atlanta showing excellent form. In the same part of the board as Murray, the high one, Christopher Eubanks, Hubert Hurkacz and Alexander Bublik were then inserted. Leading the bottom half of the main draw will be the new Top-10 player Frances Tiafoe.
Murray on the final between Djokovic and Alcaraz
Murray revealed at a press conference that he learned a lot from watching the Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz live. He told: "It wasn't planned. I had to do some things at Wimbledon and after I finished I decided to watch the final.
I thought it would be an interesting match to watch. I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot from watching that match. I wish I'd done more at Wimbledon this year. It's not easy to sit in the stands and watch the final as a spectator.
I learned so much watching Djokovic and Alcaraz. The conditions were really difficult that day: it was very windy. But I think both expressed a very high level. Alcaraz also learned a few things as the minutes went by. They could both win, honestly. I'm glad I stayed there the whole time.
I concentrated on what was happening on one side of the pitch. I saw their stances in response, the way they moved between strikes. Alcaraz tried to play aggressive tennis. I'll try to do it more often, because you see things from the field that you can't see on television." About Washington, Murray said: "I arrived early in Washington to try to adapt as quickly as possible to the humidity. I had a lot of problems last year, like cramps, and I wanted to have more time to prepare."
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