Andy Murray could pull out of Washington Open after gruelling win

An emotional Andy Murray of Britain steps off court after defeating Marius Copil of Romania 6-7, 3-6 7-6, during the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington Friday Aug. 3 2018

Earlier, Murray had withdrawn from the 2018 Wimbledon championship with a "heavy heart" saying that it might create hindrance in his "recovery process".

Alexander Zverev beat older brother Mischa 6-3, 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals in their first ATP main-draw match against each other.

I'd like to thank the tournament for a wild card, I always love playing in Canada and look forward to returning next year.

Now ranked 832nd, Murray ended an 11-month absence from the tour in June, playing just three matches before arriving at the Citi Open.

Andy Murray worked overtime on the overnight shift in Washington to reach his first tournament quarterfinal since last summer.

The 31-year-old Scot, who withdrew from Wimbledon after deciding he was not quite ready to compete, showed impressive reserves of fitness to see off Romania's Marius Copil 6-7 (5/7) 6-3 7-6 (7/4).

'I don't think it's reasonable.

Thursday's play at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open was delayed at the outset by about 3 1/2 hours because of rain.

Rubin, whose right sneaker fell apart during a point in the second set, was scheduled to play his third-round match later Thursday against 16th seed Andrey Rublev.

"I don't know how players are expected to recover from that", he said on Friday.

Williams told the WTA Tour official website after the match: "It was a tough match and she played incredibly".

The first set saw Murray forced to save four break points to bring up a tiebreak, which he appeared to have taken command of by winning the first five points, before Copil hit back by winning seven on the bounce to take the initiative.

But, yelling at himself or his coach rather frequently, Murray came all the way back to win and improve to 4-2 in his comeback.

But Murray eventually came through and shared a touching moment at the net with his beaten opponent before he couldn't contain his emotion any longer.



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