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Andy Murray Advances to Hall of Fame Open Quarterfinals After Defeating Max Purcell; limps off the pitch injured

Andy Murray came on after one set and one break to beat Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell and advance to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Open. (Author: Gardener)

Max PurcellAndy Murray Advances to Hall of Fame Open Quarterfinals After Defeating Max Purcell; hobbles off injured Andy Murray advances to quarterfinals of Hall of Fame Open after beating Max Purcell; limps off injured Andy Murray came on after a set and a collapse to beat Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell and advance to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Open. But Murray, enraged by some questionable line calls, is nothing but a fighter and once again showed his famous spirit to win 12 of the next 13 games and a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over the Aussie to seal. However, he appeared to have picked up an injury in the second set and was limping badly by the end of the game, which would put the brakes on any realistic ambitions to go even deeper in a tournament missing most of the biggest names on the Tour, with the number nine of the world, Felix Auger-Aliassime, the top seed. It could have been a much shorter workday for the 35-year-old if he had converted four break points in Purcell's opening game. Murray made a fight of it, winning the next three games before Purcell finally served the set to win it 6-4. When the Scot was broken in a marathon first game of the second set, the writing on the wall looked ugly, especially as Purcell consolidated the break to take a 2-0 lead. But his fighting instincts surfaced, taking complete control of the game and reeling off 12 of the next 13 games to claim victory.

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Andy Murray fights back to beat Max Purcell and reach quarterfinals

Andy Murray came on after one set and one break to beat Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell and advance to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Open. (Author: Gardener)

Andy MurrayAndy Murray came on after one set and one break to beat Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell and advance to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Open. But Murray, who has been fuming throughout with some questionable line calls, is nothing but a fighter and once again showed his famous spirit to win 12 of the next 13 games and a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win against to seal the Australian. However, he appeared to have picked up an injury in the second set and was limping badly by the end of the game, which would put the brakes on any realistic ambitions to go even deeper in a tournament missing most of the biggest names on the Tour, with the number nine of the world, Felix Auger-Aliassime, the top seed. It could have been a much shorter workday for the 35-year-old if he had converted four break points in Purcell's opening game. Murray made a fight of it, winning the next three games before Purcell finally served the set to win it 6-4. When the Scot was broken in a marathon first game of the second set, the writing on the wall looked ugly, especially as Purcell consolidated the break to take a 2-0 lead. But his fighting instincts surfaced, taking complete control of the game and reeling off 12 of the next 13 games to claim victory.

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Andy Murray defends himself against Max Purcell, but limps off injured

Andy Murray fights back to beat Max Purcell but hobbles off injured - Murray extends his grass season by playing this low-key event in Newport. (Author: Gardener)

Andy MurrayAndy Murray came on after one set and one break to beat Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell and advance to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Open. The two-time Wimbledon champion, who is extending his turf season by playing that unremarkable event in Newport, stared down the run against world No. 202, 6-4, 2-0 down. But Murray, enraged by some questionable line calls, is nothing but a fighter and once again showed his famous spirit to win 12 of the next 13 games and a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over the Aussie to seal. However, he appeared to have picked up an injury in the second set and was limping badly by the end of the game, which would put the brakes on any realistic ambitions to go even deeper in a tournament missing most of the biggest names on the Tour, with the number nine of the world, Felix Auger-Aliassime, the top seed. Third-placed Alexander Bublik is next in the last eight if Murray is fit. However, the Aussie held out and then rattled off four more straight games to lead 5-1 in the opener. Murray made a fight of it, winning the next three games before Purcell finally served the set to win it 6-4. When the Scot was broken in a marathon first game of the second set, the writing on the wall looked ugly, especially as Purcell consolidated the break to take a 2-0 lead. But his fighting instincts surfaced, taking complete control of the game and reeling off 12 of the next 13 games to claim victory.

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Andy Murray next meets the Wimbledon doubles champion after the "breezy" opening win in Newport

Murray lost just two games to Querrey in the opening round and is 150 places higher than his second-round opponent (Author: Gardener)

Andy MurrayAndy Murray's stint in North America started with an impressive win and the Briton will look to back that up by reaching the quarter-finals in Newport on Wednesday. Playing in the Hall of Fame Open for the first time since 2006, Murray opened with a near-clean 6-2, 6-0 win over former Wimbledon semi-finalist Sam Querrey. The ATP 250 event is the final tournament that Murray will play on grass before turning to the hard courts ahead of the US Open, which begins on August 29. Murray is hoping to be seeded for the final Grand Slam of the year and knows a run at Newport will certainly boost his chances of finishing in the top 32 next month. Murray is currently No. 52, next up in the second round is Max Purcell, Australia's world No. 202, who is perhaps better known for his double wins. Purcell recently won the Wimbledon men's doubles with partner Matthew Ebden, beating the top three seeded pairings in the process. In singles, Purcell was eliminated in the opening round but the 24-year-old now takes on Murray in Newport after getting revenge on Adrian Mannarino - who had beaten him in five sets at Wimbledon two weeks earlier. Murray, meanwhile, will look to build on his resounding opening win after clinching all six break point chances against Querrey to dominate the game in windy conditions. "Obviously it's amazing to be back and playing on this pitch after 16 years," said Murray. "Every game I can play now, I try to make the best of it. I've obviously had a lot of issues with injuries over the past four or five years. "You never know how close you are to the end, but I'm aware that I'm nearing the end of my career, so I'm making the most of every match and every tournament I get to play now." Sowing at the US Open, Murray could face a busy schedule. He is expected to improve on his 52nd place this week, with the winner at Newport being offered 250 points, the losing finalist 150 and the semi-finalists 90 points. However, only 20 points are offered if you exit round two, and so Murray is hoping to make Purcell easy while Alexander Bublik or Jack Sock wait for you in round three.

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Andy Murray Advances to Hall of Fame Open Quarterfinals After Defeating Max Purcell; limps off the pitch injured

Andy Murray came on after one set and one break to beat Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell and advance to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Open. (Author: Gardener)

Max PurcellAndy Murray Advances to Hall of Fame Open Quarterfinals After Defeating Max Purcell; hobbles off injured Andy Murray advances to quarterfinals of Hall of Fame Open after beating Max Purcell; limps off injured Andy Murray came on after a set and a collapse to beat Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell and advance to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Open. But Murray, enraged by some questionable line calls, is nothing but a fighter and once again showed his famous spirit to win 12 of the next 13 games and a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over the Aussie to seal. However, he appeared to have picked up an injury in the second set and was limping badly by the end of the game, which would put the brakes on any realistic ambitions to go even deeper in a tournament missing most of the biggest names on the Tour, with the number nine of the world, Felix Auger-Aliassime, the top seed. It could have been a much shorter workday for the 35-year-old if he had converted four break points in Purcell's opening game. Murray made a fight of it, winning the next three games before Purcell finally served the set to win it 6-4. When the Scot was broken in a marathon first game of the second set, the writing on the wall looked ugly, especially as Purcell consolidated the break to take a 2-0 lead. But his fighting instincts surfaced, taking complete control of the game and reeling off 12 of the next 13 games to claim victory.

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Andy Murray fights back to beat Max Purcell in Newport but suffers from injury scares ahead of quarterfinals

Andy Murray fights back to beat Max Purcell in Newport but suffers from injury scares ahead of quarterfinals - (Author: Gardener)

Andy MurrayAndy Murray got a real scare before batting past Max Purcell at the Hall of Fame Open in Newport. The two-time Wimbledon winner, who is extending his turf season to try to build up ranking points while seeking a seed at the US Open, was in serious danger of losing to world No. 202 as he had a set and a breakdown at 6-4 2-0. But Murray, enraged by some questionable line calls, once again displayed his characteristic determination and resilience to win 12 of the next 13 games and seal a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over the Aussie. However, he appeared to have picked up an injury in the second set and was limping badly by the end of the game, which would put the brakes on any realistic ambitions to go even deeper in a tournament missing most of the biggest names on the Tour, with the number nine of the world, Felix Auger-Aliassime, the top seed. Third-placed Alexander Bublik is next in the last eight if Murray is fit. It could have been a much shorter workday for the 35-year-old if he had converted four break points in Purcell's opening game. However, the Aussie held out and then rattled off four more straight games to lead 5-1 in the opener. Murray made a fight of it, winning the next three games before Purcell finally served the set to win it 6-4. When the Scot was broken in a marathon first game of the second set, the writing on the wall looked ugly, especially as Purcell consolidated the break to take a 2-0 lead.

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Andy Murray defends himself against Max Purcell, but limps off injured

Murray extends his grass season by playing this low-key event in Newport. (Author: Gardener)

Andy MurrayAndy Murray came on after one set and one break to beat Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell and advance to the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Open. But Murray, enraged by some questionable line calls, is nothing but a fighter and once again showed his famous spirit to win 12 of the next 13 games and a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over the Aussie to seal. However, he appeared to have picked up an injury in the second set and was limping badly by the end of the game, which would put the brakes on any realistic ambitions to go even deeper in a tournament missing most of the biggest names on the Tour, with the number nine of the world, Felix Auger-Aliassime, the top seed. It could have been a much shorter workday for the 35-year-old if he had converted four break points in Purcell's opening game. Murray made a fight of it, winning the next three games before Purcell finally served the set to win it 6-4. When the Scot was broken in a marathon first game of the second set, the writing on the wall looked ugly, especially as Purcell consolidated the break to take a 2-0 lead. But his fighting instincts surfaced, taking complete control of the game and reeling off 12 of the next 13 games to claim victory.

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Andy Murray beats the Wimbledon champion in a rousing comeback despite terrible line judge calls

ANDY MURRAY faced doubles specialist Max Purcell, fresh from his maiden Grand Slam success at Wimbledon, in the second round of the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island. (Author: Gardener)

WimbledonWe use your registration to deliver content in a way you have consented to and to improve our understanding of you. We use your registration to deliver content in a way you have consented to and to improve our understanding of you. Andy Murray bounced back from defeat to defeat Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Hall of Fame Open. Andy Murray bounced back from defeat to defeat Wimbledon doubles champion Max Purcell to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Hall of Fame Open. But the match itself was marred by a series of shocking decisions by linesmen in Newport, Rhode Island, as both players were forced into regular challenges - most of which were successful. But the match itself was marred by a series of shocking decisions by linesmen in Newport, Rhode Island, as both players were forced into regular challenges - most of which were successful. Murray had easily beaten Sam Querrey in the first round, giving the Brit an easy start to the tournament. The American's serve was exactly where it needed to be while making far too many unforced errors to ever stand a chance of advancing to the next round. It was different against Purcell, who is inexperienced as a singles player but has proven he has the quality to excel when he plays well. The Aussie was visibly confident after beating Adrian Mannarino in round one and proved it in the early part of the match with some stylish shots including a cheeky forearm serve in the opener. But eventually, after expressing frustration at a series of obviously poor decisions from linesmen, Murray took the match by the neck to seal the win and set a tie with Alexander Bublik in the last eight. His ranking may have slipped in recent years due to his injury woes, but Murray's popularity with viewers around the world remains very much intact. He was given a rousing reception by the modest crowd in Newport as he walked onto the pitch just before the game started. And those viewers were delighted to see him start the game, holding his first serve with minimal fuss before immediately pressuring Purcell. The Aussie managed to salvage four break points to level the set but it was an early sign that Murray was once again looking to end this match as quickly as possible. JUST IN: Biden slammed by American politician amid Djokovic US Open standoff

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Andy Murray returns with a win at the Hall of Fame Open

Andy Murray back with a bang in Newport. (Author: Gardener)

Andy MurraySixteen years after his debut at the Newport Hall of Fame Open, Andy Murray was back in the peloton, scoring an impressive win over Sam Querrey. Murray last played at the grass-court event in 2006, but the sixth-seeded player had no trouble adapting as he defeated American Querrey 6-2, 6-0 in under an hour. The world No. 52 got off to a bad start when he was broken in the opening game of the game but hit back immediately, then claiming straight breaks in games six and eight, while the second set went only one way. "Of course it's great to be back here after 16 years and to play on this court," said the three-time Grand Slam winner during his on-court interview. “A lot has happened in that time: four kids, married and all that stuff. "Every game I can play now, I try to make the best of it. I've obviously had a lot of issues with injuries over the past four or five years. Murray meets Max Purcell in the second round after Australian wildcard defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 1-6, 7-5. The article Andy Murray returns with a Hall of Fame Open win: 'Four Kids, Marriage and All That Stuff Later' appeared first on Tennis365.com.

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Andy Murray announces his tennis career is coming to an end

"I'm nearing the end..." (Author: Gardener)

Andy MurrayTwo-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray fell in the second round this year (Image: Getty) Former world No. 1 and Britain's tennis hero Andy Murray has announced his career is coming to an end. The two-time Wimbledon champion, who also won the US Open in 2012, is currently ranked No. 52 in the world and has lost two ATP Tour finals this year. He has struggled with injuries over the past five years, falling to American big-hitter John Isner in the second round of Wimbledon 2022. Murray, who also won Olympic gold for Great Britain in 2012 and 2016, is currently in action at the Hall of Fame Open in Rhode Island. The 35-year-old is sixth in the event, beating Sam Querrey in the first round on Tuesday as he prepares for the US Open, which begins in August. "You never know how close you are to the end, but I'm aware that I'm nearing the end of my career," he said after the game. "That's why I want to make the best of every game in every tournament I get to play." Andy Murray has lost two finals on the ATP Tour this year (Picture: Getty) Murray started the year outside the top 130 and wants to play that way as much as possible at the moment to earn points and climb the world rankings. Meanwhile, Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic recently expressed his desire to reunite with Murray alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at The O2 in London. Murray, Federer and Nadal are set to compete in September's Laver Cup - an indoor team competition - and Djokovic has been asked about reforming the Big Four. Novak Djokovic was quizzed about reuniting with the Big Four (Image: Getty) My agent is in touch with the Laver Cup team. "The Laver Cup is the only competition where all the big rivals, the big three and the big four can come together on the same team." For more stories like this, visit our sports page. Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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