Andy Murray, winner of three Grand Slam titles, will not be competing in the Atlanta Open. Next week was supposed to be Murray‘s first appearance in Atlanta. We regret to inform you that Murray will not be beginning his North American hard court swing in Atlanta.
Since Murray wanted to boost his ranking before the US Open, he decided to play in Atlanta. Murray, currently ranked 50th in the world, aspires to climb back into the top 30 and be seeded at Grand Slam tournaments once again.
Murray is dissatisfied with his performance but plans to keep playing.
At Newport last week, Murray lost in the quarterfinals to Alxander Bublik, 7-5, 6-4. Murray‘s displeasure was obvious after the match.
It goes without saying that I’d like to see slightly improved results, “After leaving Newport, Murray made his comments. “In this position, I thought my chances of getting ahead were pretty good. It would have been a great opportunity to advance to the semi-finals if I had gotten past Bublik.
I care a lot about how my body feels and about getting a lot of matches in.” Murray answered, “as long as I see a progress,” when asked how long he plans to continue playing. Murray said, “[I want] to continue to improve.”
To the extent that I make improvements, I intend to keep playing. The results were disheartening. The first set came down to the wire, and I had a few chances to capitalize in the second. However, I thought he gave a good performance in the match.
While his play has been erratic at times, the only real downturn in the match came during the second set. He didn’t have a great game overall, but he did fine for the majority of it.” The Citi Open in Washington, DC, is where we can next see Murray play. This year’s Citi Open begins on August 1.