Andy Murray lost his opener 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) to Teymuraz Gabashvili in front of an entertained Washington, D.C. crowd on Wednesday night. Murray failed to serve it out at 5-4 in the third set and ultimately went down in two hours and 42 minutes.
“It’s obviously a disappointing match to lose, but it wasn’t like I was blown off the court in a match that I had no chance of winning,” Murray commented. “I feel like I put myself in a position to win the match. It was the first hard-court match for four-and-a-half months with only four or five days of preparation, so I was happy with how I moved and did certain things on court.
“But there are some things for me to improve and hopefully with a few more days and having that match under…
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