Andy Murray who has been suffering a prolonged hip injury made his comeback at the recent US Open match. The 33-year-old made the 10th comeback of his career from two sets down on Tuesday. He saved a match point against Yoshihito Nishioka and went on to win the match.
Next up against Murray will be the 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime. They will compete during the night session on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday.
The former no.01 will go all-in trying to reach his first 3rd round match in New York since 2016. He is currently having a 3-1 record this year, as he also beat World No. 7 Alexander Zverev in the Western & Southern Open Round of 16 last week.
The Briton had some appreciative words to say for the Canadian ahead of their clash at the slam.
“(Felix) hits a big ball. He moves well. I hit with him once only in Beijing last year… He’s getting up to the top of the game. I think he quite obviously likes playing on the hard courts. He’s had some struggles with his serve at times. That’s something that I’ll look to capitalize on.” Murray said.
“I Watched the Whole Way of His(Murray’s) Recovery”- Felix Auger-Aliassime
According to him (Murray), Felix is a very bright player full of stamina who will have a very successful future. He did find some fault in his service the one time they locked horns in Beijing and plans on taking that advantage in his upcoming game.
“He’s a top, top young player. He’ll have an excellent, excellent career for sure. He’s been really good since he was very young. I think, physically, he’s a fantastic mover [and a] good athlete. He’s developed fast.”, Murray added.
The world no.21 won his maiden US Open match against Thiago Monteiro in the first round on Tuesday. He is aiming to regain the amazing form he was in before the tour had to be suspended.
He reached consecutive ATP Tour finals at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam and the Open 13 Provence in Marseille. The ITF junior No. 2 owns a 15-10 record this year.
Looking forward to his clash with the 3-time grand slam champion, Felix said,“[Andy] is a great champion. I’ll be expecting the best from him next match. I’m going to prepare myself for a battle. I’m going to expect the best from him. Obviously, we’re all glad to see him back. I watched the whole way of his recovery. It’s good to see him playing well again and healthy. It’s an honor for me to face up with a guy like Andy.”
Everyone is excited to watch Murray play again and watch him gain his form back!