Andy Murray accepts wildcard for final U.S. Open tune-up event

Muray, who had hip surgeries in 2018 and 2019, has played only a handful of Tour-level events this year, having missed the Australian Open and French Open.

Murray, who lost to Hubert Hurkacz in the second round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday, was added to the main draw of the U.S. Open following the withdrawal of Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Britain's Andy Murray has been handed a wildcard for next week's Winston-Salem Open, the final tournament before the start of the U.S. Open Grand Slam, organisers said.

Murray, who lost to Hubert Hurkacz in the second round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday, was added to the main draw of the U.S. Open following the withdrawal of Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka.

The three-time Grand Slam champion, who had hip surgeries in 2018 and 2019, has played only a handful of ATP Tour-level events this year having missed the Australian Open and the French Open.

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Murray, who won his first Grand Slam at the 2012 U.S. Open, reached the third round at Wimbledon but withdrew from the singles at the Tokyo Games on the advice of his medical team, dashing his hopes of a third straight Olympic title.

The 34-year-old played in the men's doubles in Tokyo, losing in the quarter-finals.

The U.S. Open runs from August 30-September 12.

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