Exhausted Andy Murray Withdraws From Washington, Toronto
by Staff | August 4th, 2018, 9:08 am

After three grueling wins, the last ending at 3:01am Friday morning, Andy Murray withdrew from his Washington quarterfinal with Alex De Minaur and also announced he would not take the wildcard into Toronto next week.

“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.

“I also need to be careful and to listen to my body as I come 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 to Cincinnati early to prepare and get ready.”

Murray is playing just his third event of 2018 after hip surgery in January. The Scot needed three sets to beat Mackenzie McDonald on Monday, three against in wins over Kyle Edmund on Wednesday and Marius Copil late Thursday/Friday morning.

With Murray out of Toronto, where he is a 3-time champion, Stan Wawrinka, who was slated for qualies, took the wildcard and will play in the main draw, he faces Nick Kyrgios in his opener.

By reaching the quarters, Murray has already seen his ranking jump from No. 832 to around 375. The 31-year-old is expected to play in Cincinnati.

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8 Comments for Exhausted Andy Murray Withdraws From Washington, Toronto

Humble Rafa Says:

I feel sorry for his wife. I mean, the guy can’t keep it up for 2 straight nights.

j-kath Says:

Humble Rafa: Not sure you deserve a response but seeing its you – thought I should remind you Andy did in fact suceed in two straight nights – but Rafa has yet to prove he can keep it straight for one!!!! (Apologies everyone else – mia culpa – verrrrri crude).

Colin Says:

I’ve said a hundred times, if only everyone would ignore him he’d eventually go away.

Another thing, JK – it’s MEA culpa.

j-kath Says:

Colin: Yes I know I mistyped while watching TV. Sorri you feel a bit heated about so-and-so,he is often very amusing – and he doesn’t go on and on like some currently absent from the threads. Seriously, he would be missed.

Margot Says:

The comment HR made about Andy sobbing because the queen was dead, was hilarious. The above is just schoolboy smut. You win some, you lose some.

Colin Says:

Margot, schoolboy smut, yes, but since any remark about his love life is necessarily a remark about his wife, I don’t think he’d be amused. Despite his on-court swearing, I think in some ways he’s quite old fashioned. By the way he may be reforming in that respect. During that last match he missed a return and I distinctly heard him exclaim “Damn it!”

To return to HR, my problem with him is, I’ve always found his stuff creepy, because he really seems to believe he IS Nadal. Fed Express is a passionate supporter of Roger, but he doesn’t pretend he actually is the great man.

Margot Says:

Colin: Did you ever read PseudoFed? Very, very funny and very clever. Isn’t HR the same sort of spoof? I don’t actually think HR is even a Rafa fan, quite a lot of it is anti Rafa.
Anyway, the likelihood of Andy reading tx and getting aerated is quite remote I’d say.There’s much worse stuff around too, didn’t you point out even on the BBC web pages…..shocking I know!

Colin Says:

As you say, Margot, it’s unlikely Andy reads online forums. He’s a Twitter man, I think.

Did you notice, there’s some consolation for the Murray camp. Jamie and Bruno Soares won the Washington doubles final.

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