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Murray withdraws from Washington after tearful 3 am finish

Murray withdraws from Washington after tearful 3 am finish

"I'm exhausted after playing so much over the past four days", Murray said on Friday.

"I've played quite a few matches this week in Washington and I need to be smart with my rest and recovery as I come back from injury", Murray said. "I don't think I should be put in a position like that, when you're expected to come out and perform the next day".

When he did, it handed a walkover into the semi-finals to 19-year-old Australian Alex De Minaur, who ousted 11th seed Steve Johnson and eighth seed Chung Hyeon, both on Thursday. Zverev joked after advancing, "I think I'm the only one that's allowed to buy a drink in the USA, right?" "I know that the weather's tricky for the scheduling but it's a very hard position to be in", Murray said.

Murray said in a statement on the ATP website: "I won't be able to play my match tonight".

All tennis fans rejoiced at his pain-free movement and fitness levels shown to win three such draining matches.

"I don't know how you are expected to recover from that".

The world number three will face Stefanos Tsitsipas for a place in the decider after the Greek upset Belgian third seed David Goffin 6-3 6-4.

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Murray's 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4) third-round victory over Marius Copil began at midnight and ended just past 3 a.m. on Friday, with about 100 or so spectators in the main stadium.

"That's something the tour needs to look at", Murray said.

The Scot even suggested he may pull out rather than risk putting his body through such an ordeal so soon in his comeback after taking three hours and two minutes to defeat Romanian Copil 6-7 (5/7) 6-3 7-6 (7/4).

The 31-year-old then took another break as he skipped Wimbledon before returning to action at this week's Citi Open in Washington. The top-seeded German is looking to become the first back-to-back victor of the hard-court U.S. Open tuneup since Juan Martin del Potro in 2008 and 2009.

"It's like playing two matches in a day".

Zverev, who has won 40 matches and lost just 11 in 2018, did not face a single break point against Tsitsipas in the semi-final and dropped only a solitary point on his first serve in the opening set.

The former world number one cited exhaustion for his decision following a gruelling week that had seen him taken to three sets in all three of his matches and spend more than eight hours on court.


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