Andy Murray pulls out of Citi Open and Rogers Cup in Toronto

Andy Murray pulls out of Citi Open and Rogers Cup in Toronto

Only two other men's and women's quarterfinals were completed before all play was called off on a wet day that also included three-time major champion Andy Murray's withdrawal.

If his body can take it, Murray plays for a semifinal spot in Friday's last match against 72ndranked De Minaur, who pulled two upsets on Thursday after rain, dumping USA 11th seed Steve Johnson 6-4 7-5 and South Korean eighth seed Chung Hyeon 6-2 4-6 6-2.

"Finishing matches at 3am is not good".

"I sincerely respect his decision and know that his health and recovery process is his top priority, as it should be". But it's a very hard position to be in when you're coming back from such a long lay-off.

The Scotsman, whose next US Open hardcourt tuneup event will be the Cincinnati Masters starting August 13, was upset following his 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Romanian Marius Copil at having been forced to play from midnight to 3 a.m. - the latest finish in the Washington event's 50-year history.

All tennis fans rejoiced at his pain-free movement and fitness levels shown to win three such draining matches.

Murray said: "Sadly, I won't be able to take my place in the draw in Toronto. I don't know how players are expected to recover from that", Murray said. "Appreciate all the support this week in Washington, it's wonderful to be back playing".

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Defending champion Alexander Zverev returned to the Citi Open semifinals by coming back for a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over No. 7 seed Kei Nishikori at the rain-drenched tournament Friday.

"That's something the tour needs to look at", Murray said.

"I'm disappointed with that, because I know that the weather's tricky and I know it is for the scheduling, but it's a very hard position to be in".

Tsitsipas reached his first career ATP final in May at Barcelona, losing to Rafael Nadal.

Tsitsipas, who reached his first ATP final in May at Barcelona but lost to Rafael Nadal, says he won't change to face Zverev.

Defending champion and world number three Alexander Zverev of Germany was set to face Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori, with the victor to face Tsitsipas, and local hero Denis Kudla was to meet Russian 16th seed Andrey Rublev in other quarter-finals.

After the final point, Murray went to his chair, buried his face in a towel and wept, sobbing at times, and kept his head down and face covered as he exited the court.

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