Andy Murray’s comeback draw in Cincinnati. Former world number one Andy Murray will make his return to singles action next week at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, where he is a two-time champion. Murray received a wild card into the ATP Masters 1000 tennis tournament, and he will face Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the first round. Bet with UK Betting company WILLIAM HILL on Murray’s comeback.
Andy Murray, 32, will be making his first singles appearance since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January following the Australian Open. In June, he returned to tour-level action in doubles and won the title at London’s Queen’s Club with Feliciano Lopez in his first tournament back.
1R – Gasquet
2R – Thiem
3R – Cilic
QF – Zverev
SF – Nadal
F – Djokovic
The Scot will face a familiar opponent in his first singles match in seven months, as he leads the Frenchman 8-3 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, with Gasquet last beating him at 2012 Rome. The 14-time ATP Masters 1000 titlist has won five consecutive matches against the World No. 66, who did not compete this season until the Mutua Madrid Open in order to recover from groin surgery.
If Murray defeats Gasquet, he will face fourth seed and BNP Paribas Open champion Dominic Thiem in the second round. Murray has won two of their three meetings, with his only loss coming on clay at 2017 Barcelona. In a third round Murray could face 3-time Grand Slam finalist Marin Cilic, Alex Zverev in the quarters, Nadal in the SF and Djokovic in the final.
The Scot, who made his Cincinnati debut in 2005, claimed his first Masters 1000 title here in 2008 with victory over Novak Djokovic in the final. He also defeated Djokovic for the title in 2011.
The Western & Southern Open also awarded wild cards to Americans Sam Querrey and Reilly Opelka, as well as Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero.
The Impressive field at the seventh Masters 1000 tennis tournament of 2019 will be led by former champions Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Djokovic and Federer will be playing in their first tournament since facing off in the Wimbledon final. Nadal has the best draw of the Big Three.
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