Andy Murray opts against playing US Open singles

Former world No 1 makes decision after losing to Gasquet at Cincinnati Masters; Murray will play doubles in grand slam

Andy Murray has opted against playing singles at the US Open following his opening-round defeat at the Cincinnati Masters.

However, the former world No 1 will play men’s and mixed doubles in the upcoming grand slam, which starts on August 26.

Murray was defeated by Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-4 in Cincinnati on Mondayin what was the Scot’s first competitive singles match since hip resurfacing surgery at the end of January.

Source: SKY sports

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