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Andy Murray's eyes are climbing up the ATP rankings ahead of the US Open

Andy Murray expects a good run at Newport. (Author: Gardener)

Andy Murray'sAndy Murray is set for a good run over the next few weeks as he hopes it will boost his campaign to climb the ATP rankings ahead of the US Open. After starting the year outside the top 130, Murray has made impressive strides in recent months as he climbed to No. 52 in the world. However, he still has work to do as only the top 32 players are seeded at Grand Slams. A seed means a much easier draw than last year when he faced Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round and lost in five sets. He got off to a positive start in his hopes of moving up a few places when he won his inaugural match at the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, defeating Sam Querrey in straight sets. But if you want deep runs in the biggest tournaments, it helps to have a seeding list, so I'll do my best to do that. Murray surprised many when he decided to accept a wildcard for the ATP 250 grass event, but the 35-year-old just wants to play as many games as possible. "That's why I want to make the most of every match in every tournament I get to play." Andy Murray Eyes Climb Up ATP Rankings before US Open: "It's a big goal of mine" article appeared first on Tennis365.com.

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Andy Murray bounces back from Wimbledon disappointment in style with a dominant win in USA

British icon Andy Murray showed lightning at his best on Tuesday when he defeated Sam Querrey in the first round of this year's Hall of Fame Open. (Author: Gardener)

Andy MurrayWe 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. This may include advertising from us and third parties, as we understand it. This may include advertising from us and third parties, as we understand it. Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray advanced to the second round of the 2022 Hall of Fame Open on Tuesday after beating Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-0. Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray advanced to the second round of the 2022 Hall of Fame Open on Tuesday after beating Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-0. Murray, 35, continued his turf season with a lop in his stride and made relatively short work of American opponent Querrey. Despite suffering a break of serve in the opening game of the game, he thundered back by sealing three breaks of his own in the opener. He then broke Querrey outright in the second volley en route to a straight-set win. The result was the ideal response after Murray couldn't get past the second round at SW19 that year, converting all six break point opportunities he faced. Querrey, 34, knocked Murray out of the 2017 Wimbledon Quarterfinals the last time they met on grass. The momentum shifted significantly in the latter's favor, however, as he grabbed a bagel score in set number two to move fast.

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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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