May 24, 2024

Andy Murray claims that it just took him a few days to move past his humiliating Wimbledon loss and resume his training in front of the US Open.

When asked if he would come back the next year after losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas, Murray, 36, cut a despondent figure and responded that motivation was “a big thing.”

Murray, one of six Britons beginning their US Open campaigns on Tuesday, said: “Immediately after matches, especially at Wimbledon and majors, there is greater disappointment and greater emotion than at any other time.”

“I immediately left for vacation, and after three or four days away, I spoke with my staff about the areas I felt I needed to alter.

“I completed that, then I went off to concentrate on some technical details. Every day I’ve been working on them, and it’s been nice.

against day two at Flushing Meadows, three-time Grand Slam champion Murray takes against France’s Corentin Moutet. Murray won his first major at the US Open in 2012.

Along with Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage participating in the women’s draw, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, and Jack Draper also launch their campaigns.

Lily Miyazaki, a British qualifier, has already advanced after defeating Margarita Betova of Russia with a composed performance to record her first Grand Slam victory.

The British team’s opponents on Tuesday (all hours are BST)
Around 18:00, Andy Murray will face Corentin Moutet in the grandstand.
Diane Parry against. Katie Boulter (Fra), court six, 16:00
Anna Blinkova vs. Jodie Burrage on court nine at around 23:30
Court 11: Cameron Norrie (16) vs. Alexander Shevchenko, around 18:00
Daniel Elahi Galan (Col) v. Dan Evans (26), court 12, around 23:00
Court 15, at around 21:00, Jack Draper v. Radu Albot (Mda).
Murray is hoping to make a deep run.
In the waning years of his career, Murray’s main goal is to put together a strong run at a major.

On paper, having a seeding for the four Grand Slam competitions would increase the likelihood of that happening, and going into the US Open, he is just outside the top 32.

The Scot’s withdrawal from events in Toronto and Cincinnati this month due to an abdominal issue hampered those goals.

In spite of not having any new “issues” in the previous week, Murray has continued to train in the US.

Despite his defeat at Wimbledon, Murray is still in a promising position.

His most recent rating of 36th in the world was his highest since his 2019 career was in jeopardy due to hip resurfacing surgery.

Since he had a metal plate placed into the joint, his performances have constantly been at a greater level than at any other time. He has spent the past few weeks honing the technical skills he thinks would allow him to defeat the finest in the world.

Murray continued, “I wanted to put in some technical work to play the way I want to and the way my team wants me to.” “We did that, and it has helped.”

What progress have the other British men made?
At Flushing Meadows, Norrie, who is still the highest-ranked male in Great Britain, will be the 16th seed.

The 28-year-old, though, enters the competition without a victory on the North American hard court trip after dropping his initial matches in Cincinnati, Toronto, and Los Cabos.

Norrie responded, “I think a little bit of expectation, trying to feel perfect on practice court, and being too tough on myself,” when asked what was the cause of his slump in performance.

I’m getting better every day. I feel prepared to compete in the US Open.

Before ending a streak of seven straight Tour-level losses by winning his first ATP 500 tournament in Washington, Evans had struggled with his form this year.

After winning in Washington, the 33-year-old dropped his first two matches in Toronto and Cincinnati. He will be seeded 26th in New York.

Although it would be quite unlikely for me to ever win a Grand Slam, Evans remarked, “I’m not stupid, and I’m capable of having a very good run in some of them.”

“I enjoy going to these Grand Slams most of all. They are fantastic competitions. You play because of it.

After having his career stopped by a number of medical problems, Draper is hoping for a change of luck.

The 21-year-old was forced to miss the whole British grass-court season due to a shoulder injury sustained at the French Open, and he quit from his second-round match at the Winston-Salem Open last week due to the same problem.

“Playing [in the US Open] was rather uncertain. I had to exercise caution because my shoulder had a little trouble,” he remarked.

“I’m not expecting it to be perfect, but I’m just trying to take it day by day.”

Leading the British women are Boulter and Burrage
After no British players qualified for the French Open and Wimbledon draws based on their ranking, the lack of British women receiving direct entry into the big events became a talking issue.

Since then, Boulter and Burrage’s physical appearance has improved the overall impression.

Both players received straight entrance into the US Open main draw as a result of reaching career-high rankings during a promising grass-court season.

Boulter, the top-ranked player in Britain, won her first WTA victory at the Nottingham Open before advancing to the third stage of Wimbledon and, more recently, battling through qualification to advance to the Canadian Open third round.

The 27-year-old has moved up to 61st in the world after winning 33 of her 48 matches this year.

“I deserve to be here. I’ve spent many years trying to get there and I feel like I should have been here for the past several years,” said Boulter, who says she has “no problems” with a foot injury which led to a retirement in Cincinnati.

However, I’m not content with where I’m at all since I want to keep working and I believe I have a fantastic opportunity to do so.

Burrage became the first player to enter the top 100 in the world after winning Wimbledon and making it to the final of the Nottingham Open.

The 26-year-old pondered about retiring the sport in 2020 following a series of injuries but has gone on to hit new heights in the past three months.

It obviously seems a little strange for her to be playing without a wildcard in the main draw of a Slam, she admitted.

“It felt a little strange to be present while qualifying was going on, but I’m obviously glad I didn’t have to do that. It demonstrates the effort I put forth over the past 12 months.

Raducanu is where?
Raducanu, 20, rose to fame after winning the 2021 US Open as a young qualifier, but a slew of injuries have stymied her development since then.

Only 10 matches were played by the former world number 10 this year before she decided to undergo three operations in May to address problems with both wrists and her left ankle.

She was always going to miss the French, Wimbledon, and US Opens, but she went back to the practice court just before the start of the season’s final Grand Slam.

Skupski is the doubles fan favorite.
In the men’s doubles, Neal Skupski, a Wimbledon winner, and Joe Salisbury, the two-time defending champion, are the top British representatives.

The top-ranked men’s doubles pair is Skupski and his Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof, who last month won the Wimbledon championship, which the British player described as the “pinnacle” of his career.

The pair advanced to the US Open final the previous year and will be the heavy favorites to do it again.

Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram will be seeded third, while teams Julian Cash and Henry Patten and 12th and 13th seeds Lloyd Glasspool seek to advance with their partners.

In the women’s doubles, Boulter partners with Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan, while Heather Watson, who failed to place in the singles, pairs up with Anna Danilina.

In addition to Gordon Reid, Lucy Shuker, and Andy Lapthorne racing in the wheelchair and quad events, Alfie Hewett will be defending his men’s wheelchair singles championship.

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