After accepting a wildcard into the Winston-Salem singles Thursday, Andy Murray now says he won’t play any doubles (or singles) and the US Open, and he’ll skip the tournament so he can focus on more singles training for the fall and hope for a full return in January.
“I’m not going to play doubles at the US Open,” Murray said to the BBC. “My goal is to get back playing at the level that I want to on the singles court, and I’ve decided that I need to focus all my energies on that right now.
Murray said that he was encouraged by his game Monday in his singles return against Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati, and instead of playing more doubles, he wants to put everything into a singles return.
“The US Open, doubles and mixed, can be another couple of weeks that you are slowing things down,” he said.
“The feeling I have had since my singles was that I played decent, but that physically between now and the end of the year I want to get matches in so that for the beginning of next year, I’m feeling ready.”
Murray is scheduled for Zhuhai and Beijing right now at the end of September.
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