(August 3, 2018) After a completing a win at 3 in the morning on Friday and crying after the two-an-a-half hour victory, Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Citi Open tournament in Washington D.C. Advancing to the semifinals due to the walkover will be Alex de Minaur. De Minaur has reached his third career ATP World Tour semifinal.
Murray has also withdrawn from the Rogers Cup next week in Toronto where he received a wild card. The wild card has now been transferred to Stan Wawrinka, who would have to play in the qualifying tournament due to his ranking in the 200s.
This was Murray’s third tournament back from a hip injury which had sidelined him for almost an entire year.
Part of Murray’s statement on his withdrawal.
“I won’t be able to play my match tonight. I’m exhausted after playing so much over the past four days, having not competed on the hard courts for 18 months. I also need to be careful and to listen to my body as I come back from a long-term injury.”
“I’m gutted not to be playing and I’d like to thank the tournament and all the fans. There are lots of positives to take from this week, so I’ll take some time to rest and recover, and then head to Cincinnati early to prepare and get ready.”
Murray’s next event scheduled is the Western & Southern Open.