Andy Murray returns to action with Cincinnati Masters win over Gasquet

  • Murray will next face either Hurkacz or Davidovich Fokina
  • No plans to set long-term goals until after the US Open

Andy Murray benefited as much as possible from his trump card section toward the Western and Southern Open with an opening-cycle 6-4, 6-4 victory against Richard Gasquet.

The downpour deferred experience at the ATP 1000 occasion denoted a return for Murray after his withdrawal from singles at the Tokyo Olympics with a thigh strain, despite the fact that he played in the duplicates close by Joe Salisbury.

The Scot sent down 14 experts, remembering 10 for simply the principal set, to Gasquet’s three as the pair fought in Cincinnati, where Murray got done with 38 victors for the match. The 34-year-old won the competition in 2008 and 2011. 

“I had the option to step in and control a ton of the focuses,” Murray told the ATP site. “At the point when I play like that, I set out open doors and can squeeze my adversary.” 

He will next face the champ out of 10th seed Hubert Hurkacz and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. 

In his first public interview since the Olympics, Murray on Sunday conceded he would not be making any drawn out objectives until after the US Open. 

“I think I need to define momentary objectives, it is the thing that’s truly significant a few seconds ago in light of the fact that it’s been extremely challenging to design medium-and longer-term targets in view of different various issues that I’ve had for the current year,” he said. 

Murray came to Wimbledon after two hip medical procedures in 2018 and 2019, when it was muddled whether the Briton would have the option to play tennis once more. 

Wimbledon was Murray’s first fantastic pummel of this current year, after he contracted Covid before the Australian Open and missed Roland Garros, and he arrived at the third round prior to losing to Denis Shapovalov in straight sets.

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