US Open: 2012 champion Andy Murray replaces Stan Wawrinka in US Open main draw

US Open: 2012 champion Andy Murray replaces Stan Wawrinka in US Open main draw
US Open: 2012 champion Andy Murray replaces Stan Wawrinka in US Open main draw

US Open: Former champion Andy Murray has been added to the main draw of the US Open following the withdrawal of Swiss Stan Wawrinka, tournament organisers said on Monday.

Murray, who had hip surgeries in 2018 and 2019, has only played a handful of ATP Tour-level events this year having missed the Australian Open because of a positive COVID-19 test and opting out of competing at the French Open.

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The 34-year-old Murray reached the third round at Wimbledon but withdrew from the men’s singles tournament at the Tokyo Olympics on the advice of his medical team, dashing his hopes for a third consecutive gold medal.

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Murray, who won the first of his three career Grand Slam titles at the 2012 US Open, did represent Britain in the men’s doubles event in Tokyo where he lost in the quarter-finals.

At last year’s US Open, Murray suffered a straight-sets loss in the second round to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Wawrinka, who captured the last of his three career Grand Slam titles at the 2016 US Open, withdrew as he continues to recover from foot surgery.

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The US Open runs from August 30-September 12.

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