Britain’s Andy Murray defeated American fortunate loser Noah Rubin within the Winston-Salem Open first spherical after scheduled opponent Nick Kyrgios withdrew.
Former world primary Murray, 34, beat Rubin 6-2 6-0 and clinched victory by successful 10 successive video games.
The three-time Grand Slam champion was as a consequence of face Australia’s Kyrgios, who pulled out due to a knee harm.
Murray, who is ready to compete on the US Open from 30 August, will face American Frances Tiafoe subsequent in North Carolina.
“I did not know if I used to be going to play tonight. They mentioned if I used to be enjoying towards a qualifier then I would not play after which I drew a fortunate loser. It was tough,” mentioned Murray.
“It was clearly troublesome for 45 minutes after which the primary couple of video games since you’ve gone over a method along with your coach in regards to the match you are going to play after which clearly that adjustments,” he added.
The Scot, at present ranked 114th, was overwhelmed within the second spherical of the Cincinnati Masters final week – dropping in straight units to ninth seed Hubert Hurkacz following victory over Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
That was his first event since pulling out of the Olympic singles in Tokyo with a minor thigh pressure.