Andy Murray Makes A Grand Slam Comeback At The US Open 2020

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Andy Murray

US Open set to start on 31st August behind closed doors with strict guidelines even though Rafael Nadal and Ash Barty had withdrawn from the tournament and many more yet to take a final decision on their participation. However, Former champions Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters got their wildcard to make a comeback in the US Open.

Moreover, the interesting fact that both former champions had won their maiden grand slam title in New York. Andy Murray clinched his grand slam title after beating Novak Djokovic in the 2012 US Open final.

He is currently ranking number 129. Due to a series of injuries pushed him out of the 100. Additionally, He expects to play at the Western and Southern Open before the US Open.

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic

Kim Clijsters Also Enters Into The US Open Along With Andy Murray

So far, 37-year-old Kim Clijsters won the US Open 3 times in 2010, 2009 & 2005. Clijsters already won the 2009 US Open title as a wildcard entrant after became a mother followed by a two-year retirement from tennis.

Now, she is returning to tennis after 7 years of gap, not being played any of the top-level tennis. In the last two tour matches, she played against Garbine Muguruza and Johanna Konta. Unfortunately, she lost the matches by a score of 2-6 6-7 and 3-6 5-7 respectively.

Kim Clijsters

She was recently played World Team Tennis for the New York Empire after the regular seasons suspended, looking to enter the US Open with impressive form and practice.

The tournament expected to start without current men’s champion Rafael Nadal and women’s world number one Ash Barty due to their concern on COVID-19. 

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Maxime Cressy, Ulises Blanch, Sebastian Korda, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Michael Mmoh, Brandon Nakashima, and JJ Wolf also got their wild card entry into the men’s singles. While Use Arconada, CiCi Bellis, Francesca Di Lorenzo, Caroline Dolehide, Ann Li, Robin Montgomery, and Whitney Osuigwe received women’s singles wild cards.


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