Andy Murray Receives Positive News Ahead of US Open 2021

Published 07/21/2021, 12:29 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his second round match against Germany’s Oscar Otte REUTERS/Toby Melville


It’s going to be a busy couple of months for Great Britain’s Andy Murray with his participation at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics which will be followed by the US hard-court season.

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Murray, who has been struggling to find top form this year, played at every tournament possible and proved that he will strive to attain his previous best whilst enjoying his time on-court.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis Training – Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan – July 20, 2021 Andy Murray of Britain during training REUTERS/Edgar Su

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Despite a short stint at the Wimbledon Championships, the former world number one energized the center court crowd as they kept their cheers high for the champion player right till the third-round.

Eventually, Murray was beaten by Denis Shapovalov in the third-round at SW19. Taking the energy from Wimbledon, the Brit entered the Olympics with hopes of winning a medal for his country.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021 Great Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during his third round match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Murray amassed consecutive gold medals in London(2012) and in Rio(2016) respectively. However, the circumstances would be different for the Brit in Tokyo this year with a lot of young talent beaming at the top and waiting for their chance to grab the spotlight.

But, the three-time grand slam champion might have a fair chance in winning a medal in the doubles event where he plans to team up with his brother Jamie Murray, who is a doubles specialist.

Andy Murray might get a direct entry into the US Open this year

Irrespective of the result at Tokyo, Andy Murray will come back to the US hard-court season knowing that he will probably be qualified for this year’s final grand slam.

Murray, who is ranked 104th on the singles tour right now, couldn’t get a direct entry as Lucas Pouille took the final spot(103rd in the world). Looking at the time gap between now and the start of the US Open, it’s safe to say that there are going to be few withdrawals on the men’s side.

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With Murray’s direct entry almost confirmed at the US Open this year, the Brit will be looking forward to making the most of this opportunity.

At the US Open last year, Murray lost in the second round to Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets after defeating Yoshihito Nishioka in the opening round contest.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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