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Andy Murray Withdraws from Wimbledon with Hip Injury

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Andy Murray announced on Sunday that he is withdrawing from Wimbledon, as announced on his official Facebook page.

Jason Jung will take Murray’s place in the draw and will face France’s Benoit Paire on Tuesday.

“It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that I’ll be withdrawing from Wimbledon this year,” Murray wrote. “I’ve made significant progress in practice and matches over the last ten days, but after lengthy discussions with my team, we’ve decided that playing best of five set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process. We did everything we could to try to be ready in time.”

“I’m practicing at a high level, a high intensity, every day with some of the best players in the world. That’s really positive for me as part of getting better, to compete again,” Murray said, during his pre-tournament press conference on Saturday (h/t ESPN).

“In other sports when you come back, you don’t tend to come back and be competing against the best in the world immediately. You would build up a little bit.”

“There’s certain things that are still tricky and things I’m still trying to work through,” Murray continued. “These things are significantly better than what they were a few months ago, that’s for sure. But, you know, again, it just takes time.”

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Rafael Nadal Wins 19th Grand Slam Trophy

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Rafael Nadal edged out Daniil Ledvedev to win his 19th Grand Slam trophy in the US Open final.

Nadal narrowly defeated Ledvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 victory in 4 hours, 50 minutes, an exciting match filled with plenty of drama and impressive, highlight reel play from both men.

“An amazing final. Seems that I had, more or less, the match under control,” Nadal said, according to ESPN. “One of the most emotional nights of my tennis career.”

“The nerves were so high,” Nadal said. “A crazy match.”

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Nick Kyrgios Slams ATP as “Corrupt” Following Fines

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Nick Kyrgios is not too happy about the ATP fining him more than $100,000 this month for his behavior during a second-round loss at the Western & Southern Open this month.

Kyrgios said that the fine didn’t effect him as he prepared for the US Open, saying that; “Not at all. ATP’s pretty corrupt, anyway, so I’m not fussed about it at all.”

Kyrgios insulted a chair umpire and left the court to smash two rackets during the incident, which resulted in eight fines that ranged from $3,000 to $20,000 each, for violations such as unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal abuse and audible obscenity.

“Why are we talking about something that happened three weeks ago, when I just chopped up someone [in the] first round of US Open?”

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Naomi Osaka Overcomes Nerves to Win 3-Set Match

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Naomi Osaka overcame nerves to survive a tense 3-set match against 84th ranked Anna Blinkova as she starts the defense of her US Open championship.

Osaka, 21, defeated Serena Williams last year to win the title, but opened this year’s tournament struggling with Blinkova en route to a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 victory.

“I felt nervous; for me, it’s definitely a new feeling,” Osaka said (h/t ESPN).

“It was consistent throughout the entire match, which was very strange for me. … It never really went away.”

“You kind of want to do well after you did well last year,” Osaka said, when asked why she felt so many jitters while trailing 3-0 and 4-1 at the outset. “I just definitely didn’t want to lose in the first round.”

“I really didn’t expect myself to play amazing today.”

Only two US Open women’s champions have lost in the first round the following year during the professional era, and Osaka avoided becoming the third by inching out the first round victory.

“It helps me a lot, because I learn from the tougher matches,” Osaka said. “It helps me be prepared and try to learn and adjust my game plan.”

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