Andy Murray Triumphant in First Round of Washington Open

by D. Djokic  ·  July 31, 2018

After withdrawing from Wimbledon this year, Andy Murray decided to feature at the Washington Open. The Scot had only three appearances this season due to a hip injury that left a mark on his rankings. Before winning in the opening round of Washington Open, Murray reached career low ranking as world’s number 839.

Murray started playing tennis professionally in 2005. He started his debut season as world’s number 407. Only a year later, the 31-year-old became Britain’s number 1 winning his first title. In 2006, Murray entered world’s top 20, slowly climbing up in the world rankings. Since 2009, the Scot ranked in the top 5 and kept his position until mid-2014. He started 2015 as world’s number 6, whereas the following year, Murray earned the title of world’s number 2. At the end of 2016, the Android betting apps’ favourite cemented his position as the world’s number 1 and held that position for 41 weeks.

All of that changed in 2017 when Murray started having troubles with elbow and hip injuries. After withdrawing from Wimbledon this year, Murray fell out of the top 800 in the ATP rankings.

Before the Washington Open opening round, Murray had low expectations regarding his win in the competition. At that time, the tennis player said he’d be starting from scratch again. Murray’s clash with Mackenzie McDonald, however, proved the tennis player is back to stay.

McDonald and Murray played for more than two and a half hours. Even though the Scot defeated McDonald 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, he wasn’t satisfied with his performance. As he explained, he was struggling on his serve. Still, Murray managed to record his second win this year. Former Britain’s Number 1 will now play against current Britain’s Number 1, Kyle Edmund.

The two tennis players already shared the court this year at the 2018 Eastbourne International when Edmund won the match. We should soon find out who will walk away as the match winner this time.