Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Murray breaks down in tears after reaching Washington quarters

Murray breaks down in tears after reaching Washington quarters

Britain's former world number one Andy Murray broke down in tears after coming from a set down to beat Romanian Marius Copil and reach the last eight of the Washington Open.

The former world number one, who has been sidelined for much of the previous year due to a hip problem, fell a set down against world number 93 Marius Copil. Watch the emotional moment above.

He next faces Alex de Minaur in the quarterfinals in Washington. I don't think I should be put in a position like that, when you're expected to come out and perform the next day.

And the sheer lateness of the hour wasn't good for players. "And I'm disappointed with that, because I know that the weather's tricky and I know it is for the scheduling, but it's a very hard position to be in".

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Cameron Norrie also had a good night, as his 6-4 6-4 win over Adrian Mannarino of France took him into the semi-finals of the Abierto Mexicano in Los Cabos.

The match was delayed several hours because of rain and ultimately started at midnight.

Murray told reporters at the tournament: "I don't think it's reasonable and I'm disappointed in that".

The wet weather earlier in the week jumbled the schedule and forced others to play two matches on Thursday.

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The 22-year-old defeated Indian qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-2 6-2 to set up a second-round tie with eighth seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain. I'd obviously try and sleep as late as I can, but with the way your body clock is and stuff, you know, you might get a few hours sleep.

"It would have been nice to hold serve and maybe even control what I can and take (the third set) to a tie-break but it didn't happen".

Murray once again has to dig deep to come through the match after dropping a set, but just like his second round encounter against fellow Briton Kyle Edmund, the two-time Wimbledon champion was able to rally and secure a 7-6 (7-5), 3-5, 7-6 (7-4) victory. "It's not good. And it's basically like playing two matches in a day".

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