Andy Murray in the primary draw of the US Open, Dan Evans loses, Novak Djokovic misses Cincinnati
Andy Murray won gold in men’s singles at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics but retired from the Tokyo event
Andy Murray was accepted into the main field of the US Open after the retirement of the Swiss ex-master Stan Wawrinka.
Murray, who won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 tournament, withdrew from the men’s singles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo with a thigh strain.
Meanwhile, his compatriot Dan Evans lost in the first round of the Canadian Open.
And three-time US Open winner Novak Djokovic, 34, withdrew from the Cincinatti Masters warm-up tournament to focus on the US Open.
The Serb wants to win all four Grand Slam events in the same year.
“It will take me a little longer to recover and recover after a rather exhausting trip from Australia to Tokyo,” said Djokovic.
“I will put my focus and attention on [the] US Open and spend more time with family. “
Murray, 34, played in Olympic doubles and lost to Joe Salisbury in the quarterfinals.
He made it to the third round of Wimbledon in July, losing in straight sets to Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
It was the first Grand Slam Murray played in 2021 after missing the Australian Open due to a positive coronavirus test and choosing not to attend the French Open in June.
The two-time Wimbledon champion, who had to undergo hip operations in 2018 and 2019, lost to the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round of the 2020 US Open.
Wawrinka, who won the 2016 event, pulled out as the 36-year-old continues to recover from foot surgery.
The US Open runs from August 30th to September 12th.
Evans, at number 26 in the world rankings, lost in Toronto 6: 4 and 6: 4 to Kazakhstan’s number 39 in the world, Alexander Bublik.