Andy Murray will be making his second appearance at the Winston-Salem Open after accepting a wildcard invitation to the event alongside British No 1 Dan Evans; the tournament will serve as a warm-up for the US Open, which begins on August 30 in New York
Last Updated: 19/08/21 9:35pm
British duo Andy Murray and Dan Evans have been handed wildcards for the Winston-Salem Open – the final tournament before the start of the US Open.
Murray suffered a second-round exit at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati to Hubert Hurkacz, while British No 1 Evans fell to 10th seed Diego Schwartzman.
The hard-court ATP 250 event is the last chance for the British duo to hone in on competitive matches before the start of the US Open, which begins on August 30.
Murray, who is looking to polish up on some of his decision-making, will be making his second appearance in North Carolina, having also played in 2019.
Following his straight-sets Pole Hurkacz, Murray said: “My body feels good just now. Now going into New York, there were some positive signs obviously this week and I would like to play more matches.
“Matches is what makes me feel better and makes me trust my body more. I think it helps a lot with the decision-making and important moments.”
The former world No 1 will feature alongside Evans, who will be aiming to snap a four-match losing streak in his opening match at the tournament.
Evans will be making his third appearance at the event, which includes teenagers Carlos Alcaraz and Lorenzo Musetti, former US Open champion Marin Cilic, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios and 2019 quarter-finalist Frances Tiafoe.