Andy Murray Pulls Out Of Citi Open Quarter-final

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Former world number one Andy Murray has withdrawn from his Citi Open quarter-final after a late-night finish on Friday morning.

Murray had been due to play Alex de Minaur on Friday night but the three-time Grand Slam champion revealed fatigue had proved too much.

“I’m exhausted after playing so much over the past four days, having not competed on the hard courts for 18 months,” Murray said in a statement on the ATP website.

“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.”

Tournament Director Keely O’Brien added: “I am so grateful that Andy, an incredible champion, came back to D.C. to begin what we all know will be a great comeback.

“I sincerely respect his decision and know that his health and recovery process is his top priority, as it should be.”

The Scot had earlier announced that he has decided to sit out next week’s Rogers Cup in Toronto and his next tournament will now be the Western and Southern Open, starting on August 13 in Cincinnati.


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