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Andy Murray wins against Noah Rubin in the Winston-Salem Open

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Andy Murray was to participate in the Tennis men’s singles at the Tokyo Games but he had to pull out of the event due to a thigh strain. The Scottish tennis player since then has returned to the court to play against lucky loser Noah Rubin after Australia’s Nick Kyrigios withdrew from the game.

Nick citing a knee injury pulled out of the game in the last minute which meant that Murray had to now change his strategy to face off his new opponent America’s Noah.

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The former world no 1 dominated the court right from the start. He won 10 games back to back. The defeat must have been heartbreaking for Noah, as he lost 2-6 0-6.

Murray was not sure whether he was going to play at all. He would not have played if he had to be up against a qualifier. It was a ‘tricky’ affair.

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The Scottish tennis player and his coach had to go over their game strategy once it was announced that the scheduled opponent had pulled out of the game.

“It was obviously difficult for 45 minutes and then the first couple of games because you’ve gone over a strategy with your coach about the match and you’re going to play and then obviously that changes,” said Murray.

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Last week at the Cincinnati Masters, Murray suffered a great blow in the second round after he was defeated by Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets. He was coming off a high after defeating French tennis star Richard Gasquet but he could not best Hubert.

Nick in an interview after news of his withdrawal came to light said that he was very excited to play Andy but due to his knee he could not. This would have been the seventh time that the duo would have faced each other at the court.

“I was in Florida, in Bradenton rehabbing and training and came here obviously excited to play here. I love the facility, it’s really great. To play Andy one of my good friends and a tennis icon would have been amazing, but obviously I have to look after my body. I was obviously excited to play him,” Nick added.

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