- 16 Aug 2019
Andy Murray’s singles comeback will continue at the Winston-Salem Open after the Brit accepted a wildcard into the ATP 250 tournament.
Murray made his first singles appearance since January at the Western & Southern Open, losing to Richard Gasquet in straight sets.
While the three-time grand slam champion has opted to skip the singles at the US Open, Murray will play in North Carolina at the hard-court tournament starting on Sunday.
“I’ve taken the wildcard to play Winston-Salem,” he said on Thursday.
“It’ll be my first time playing there. I’ve spoken to quite a few of the players who have played there and have heard they’ve got great facilities there for practice and the matches.
The comeback continues in Winston-Salem!
— Winston-Salem Open (@WSOpen) August 16, 2019
“What I need now is matches. I want to get myself back on the singles court and keep testing myself. Winston-Salem is a perfect place for me to do that.
“I know from speaking to players who have played there that the site is great – good facilities for practice, gym, the weather will be good from what I’ve seen. It’s another step for me in the comeback and we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully I can have a good run.”
Murray has been in doubles action and is into the quarter-finals at the Western & Southern Open with Feliciano Lopez, with a clash against brother Jamie and Neal Skupski awaiting them.