The comeback king, Andy Murray has done it again. He was playing his first Grand Slam match since January 2019. He moves into the 2nd round with an epic comeback against Nishioka with 2 sets down. It has a grueling 4 hours and 38 minutes match. Murray defeated Nishioka 4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. The three times Grand Slam champion suffered a shocking hip injury but he never lost hope and this injury only fueled his desire to be back in the courts.
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) September 1, 2020
In his comeback game in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Murray was two sets down to No. 49 Yoshihito Nishioka but then he fought his way back to snatch the game from opponent’s mouth. Nishioka was playing aggressively at the start of the game and whenever Murray attacked the net, Nishioka replied with some staggering, sharp angled passing shots and deep lobs. Murray was a bit stiff as well as slow at the initial stages of the game and he landed only 41% first serves in the first set. He was not at all impressive in first two sets. But his never say die approach helped him to clinch the match by winning next three sets. This epic victory will surely help Andy Murray in the coming matches.
0-2 down. Never out.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 1, 2020