Judy Murray Touched by Andy Murray’s Kind Gesture at Cincinnati Open 2021

Published 08/17/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 27: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates his victory in his men’s singles first round match against James Duckworth of Australia on Day One of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has been on the Tour for well over a decade. He has gone on to become one of the most successful players in the history of this sport. However, injuries have troubled him over the past few seasons, which has led to him missing a majority of events. 

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Recently, Andy Murray was seen competing at the Cincinnati Open 2021. He played his opening round match against Richard Gasquet and came out on top as the winner in straight sets, 6-4 6-4. After the match got over, Andy was seen handing over a few wristbands to a young kid in the stands. His mother, Judy Murray, came across the clip that surfaced online and was touched by Andy’s kind act. She commented, “❤️”. 

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The match was a great start for Andy, as he won his first hardcourt match during the US Open Series campaign. Beating an opponent like Richard can be tricky as he has been one of the veterans on the Tour. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Doubles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 27, 2021. Andy Murray reacts during his Men’s Doubles second round match REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

Coming to his season so far, Murray was supposed to compete at the Australian Open but couldn’t make it due to the COVID-19 restrictions. He made an appearance in Rome, where he was seen practicing with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. He did compete in the doubles event but did not go too deep into the event. 

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 01: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning during his Men’s Singles first round match against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on Day Two of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The former World No. 1 decided to skip the French Open and was seen at Queen’s Club, a place where he has enjoyed tremendous success. He lost to the eventual champion, Matteo Berrettini.

Next up for Murray was the Wimbledon Championships. However, he lost in the third round. At the moment, he is busy competing in Cincinnati. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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