Scottish Tennis Player, Andy Murray has eventually made a triumphant return to hardcourts after a night of emotional outburst yesterday in his first match on the surface for nearly 17 months.
Andy Murray had the better off Mackenzie McDonald at the ATP Washington Open as the three-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one, who missed 11 months with a right hip injury and surgery last January, defeated the 80th-ranked American 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
The 832nd ranked player needed just seven match points to subdue McDonald and didn’t disappoint as he got off in the 10th game of the final set before breaking back and finally ending matters after two hours and 37 minutes at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.
“I fought hard and I had to,” Murray said. “The movements and stuff were fine. I didn’t break down. It lasted pretty well.”
“I enjoyed getting through that one. You could see it in the celebration,” Murray said. “That was a tough match. It could have gone either way. It was nice to get it.”