Emotional Andy Murray Sobs Uncontrollably After Defeating Copil At The Citi Open In Washington
Andy Murray's remarkable comeback from injury continued with a hugely impressive win over Marius Copil at the ATP Citi Open and the Scot was overcome by emotion in the wake of his latest victory in Washington.
The 31-year-old came from a set down to beat his Romanian opponent 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in an epic encounter that didn't finish until 3.02am local time - Murray's latest ever finish to a match.
After converting match point, the Brit acknowledged the 80-or-so hardened tennis fans who stayed to watch in the early hours before breaking into tears and approaching his chair, where he began sobbing uncontrollably into his towel. The win clearly meant a lot for a player who has no doubt questioned whether he would be able to get back to the levels that saw him win three major titles, and you can see the video of an emotional Murray sealing victory further down the page.
Murray has shown a welcome return to form as he prepares for the US Open later this month as he has defeated Mackenzie McDonald, fellow Brit Kyle Edmund and now Copil to reach the quarter-finals in Washington, with Australian Alex De Minaur the next opponent for Murray in the last-eight.
Murray is gearing up for the quarter-final of a tournament for the first time since Wimbledon 2017 following a wretched 12 months that has been beset by a host of injury problems. His appearance at the Citi Open is only his third tournament outing since undergoing hip surgery in January, but the signs have been promising as he continues to battle his way back to full fitness and form...