50 in the world After yet another discouraging loss, Andy Murray conceded that he might still be a seeded player at the US Open, but he also said that a deep run in Montreal or Cincinnati doesn’t really seem probable. On Monday, Murray lost to Mikael Ymer in the opening round of the Washington tournament 7-6 (8) 4-6 6-1.
Murray arrived in Washington with the goal of making a strong showing and moving up the rankings before the US Open. Murray still believes he can make a deep Cincinnati or Montreal, even if it may not seem possible right now.
“You can still complete it (getting seeded at the US Open). Really, all I would need is a strong performance in Cincinnati or Canada. It’s really simple, really. After a defeat like that, it doesn’t seem realistic for me to qualify for a quarterfinal or semifinal there.
But I really think I could pull that off if I play really well. However, I will undoubtedly need to play better than I did today.”
After losing early in Washington, Murray was visibly disappointed.
Murray was given a rather advantageous first-round opponent in Washington but was unable to take advantage.
Murray would have faced Aslan Karatsev in the round of 16 had he defeated Ymer. That would have been another advantageous clash for Murray because Karatsev has been having recent problems with his game. “I’m not currently noticing many advantages.
To give myself the best chance of playing well, I came early to attempt to prepare. Of course, I believe I could have performed better, “Murray remarked. Next week is the start of the Montreal Masters, where Murray is trying to make a comeback.
The only benefit, according to Murray, is that I now have extra time to be ready for the competition in Canada. “I suppose it would be beneficial if I could resolve the physical difficulty I’ve been having the last few tournaments. Obviously, I need to do it right away. Even in Canada, Cincinnati, and New York, the situation is dire.”