Organizers say Britain’s Andy Murray has been given a wild card for next week’s Winston Slam Open, the final tournament before the start of the US Open Grand Slam.
Murray, who lost to Hubert Hirks in the second round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday, entered the main draw of the US Open after the withdrawal of Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka.
The three-time Grand Slam champion, who underwent hip surgery in 2018 and 2019, has played only a handful of ATP Tour level events this year as he missed the Australian Open due to a positive C-Cowade 19 test. French Open
Murray, who won his first Grand Slam at the 2012 US Open, advanced to the third round at Wimbledon but withdrew from the singles at the Tokyo Games on the advice of his medical team, which dashed his hopes of a third consecutive Olympic title. Then went
The 34-year-old played in the men’s doubles in Tokyo, losing in the quarterfinals.
The US Open runs from August 30 to September. 12