Andy Murray Makes Winning Return At Flushing Meadows

Former world number one Andy Murray made a winning return to Flushing Meadows following his first round win over James Duckworth of Australia at the ongoing US Open.

Murray, 31, had to come from a set down to beat his opponent in four sets.

The former British number one saw off Duckworth 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-5 6-3 at the new Louis Armstrong Stadium.

It was the Scot’s first best-of-five-set match in 14 months.

Andy Murray will now play Spanish 31st seed Fernando Verdasco for a place in the third round.

On his first Grand Slam match since the 2017 Wimbledon Open, Murray said: “I was pumped to be back playing in a Slam again.”

“At points in the match I didn’t play amazing. I’m not expecting to play my best tennis right now.

“But I’m happy to get through the match.”
“The positive was that actually towards the end of the match, I made some quite good moves.” He added.

Speaking further, the three-time Grand Slam champion said: “Like the second to the last point of the match, I moved pretty quickly up to the drop volley.

“I maintained my serving speeds throughout the match, as well.” He concluded.

Andy Murray was making his first appearance at the tournament since the 2016 edition.