Andy Murray confirms access to major draw of Western & Southern Open | Tennis Information

Festival to happen from August 20-28 and the United States Open begins 3 days later

Ultimate Up to date: 02/08/20 10:04am

The previous international Number one is having a look ahead to returning to the elite degree

Andy Murray has showed he’s going to input the primary draw of the Western & Southern Open, which is able to happen in New York and start on August 20.

Murray, who’s collaborating within the Fight of the Brits Group Tennis festival on the Nationwide Tennis Centre in Roehampton, has up to now mentioned he used to be uneasy about travelling to New York however he’s mentally making ready for each the Western & Southern Open and the United States Open.

“The location I have been in previous few years I have now not had alternative to play in lots of Slams, I do not understand how many alternatives I will have left to play in Slams,” the three-time Grand Slam champion mentioned.

“So, whilst I am feeling moderately respectable, clearly there’s a chance there however I would like to take a look at and play in them and benefit from the greatest occasions once more. I ignored that so much, I have ignored it.

“I really like enjoying the most important occasions, although this shall be other and not using a enthusiasts however this is one thing I care about and keen to take a chance to head and play.”

Daniil Medvedev is the defending champion at the Western & Southern Open

Daniil Medvedev is the protecting champion on the Western & Southern Open

The access listing for the lads’s festival comprises 16 of the highest 20 gamers within the recreation together with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev.

The contest will happen on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Centre in New York. It is going to end 3 days prior to the United States Open commences and Murray hopes to be accompanied by means of group contributors.

“Simply my physio and my trainer [will come]. That is the plan. An important factor for them is the insurance coverage, the gamers are insured,” he mentioned.

“We now have been advised there shall be one to 2 contributors of body of workers shall be insured, have no idea via USTA or ATP precisely, however advised that’s the case.

“Till this is sure it’s tough for folks to agree to head over there, as a result of if you happen to catch one thing and need to spend a couple of weeksp or otentially a month, in a health center in The united states it’s tens of hundreds of kilos. The insurance coverage is necessary.”

The highest 8 seeds within the attracts will obtain first-round byes, there shall be 4 wildcards and 12 gamers will development via a two-round qualifying event going down on August 20 and 21.

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