Andy Murray and Dan Evans have been handed wildcards for Winston-Salem Open
Andy Murray will be making his second appearance at the Winston-Salem Open after accepting a wildcard invitation to the event alongside British No 1 Dan Evans; the tournament will serve as a warm-up for the US Open, which begins on August 30 in New York
Last Updated: 19/08/21 9:35pm
British duo Andy Murray and Dan Evans have been handed wildcards for the Winston-Salem Open - the final tournament before the start of the US Open.
Murray suffered a second-round exit at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati to Hubert Hurkacz, while British No 1 Evans fell to 10th seed Diego Schwartzman.
The hard-court ATP 250 event is the last chance for the British duo to hone in on competitive matches before the start of the US Open, which begins on August 30.
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@andy_murray and Dan Evans are the final two wild card entries into this year's event.— Winston-Salem Open (@WSOpen) August 19, 2021
Now THAT is some breaking news!!
(OK. Technically, Sir Andy is a Scotsman.)
Are there tickets left?
You better check!https://t.co/SBcaHraIsa
--#wsopen #andymurray #danevans pic.twitter.com/0x1xRs3SKS
Murray, who is looking to polish up on some of his decision-making, will be making his second appearance in North Carolina, having also played in 2019.
Following his straight-sets Pole Hurkacz, Murray said: "My body feels good just now. Now going into New York, there were some positive signs obviously this week and I would like to play more matches.
"Matches is what makes me feel better and makes me trust my body more. I think it helps a lot with the decision-making and important moments."
The former world No 1 will feature alongside Evans, who will be aiming to snap a four-match losing streak in his opening match at the tournament.
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Evans will be making his third appearance at the event, which includes teenagers Carlos Alcaraz and Lorenzo Musetti, former US Open champion Marin Cilic, Australia's Nick Kyrgios and 2019 quarter-finalist Frances Tiafoe.