0 Have your say With every finger crossed, the US Open made its draw last night for the 50th anniversary edition of their New York tennis extravaganza. Hoping against hope that everyone – Andy Murray in particular – was fit and raring to go, the computer lurched into life and pitted the Scot against Juan Martin Del Potro in the third round. If ever there was to be a test of Murray’s recovery, taking on the gentle giant of Tandil would be it. But these days, in only his fifth tournament back in business following his hip surgery in January, a third round at a major championship would be a real achievement. He has not played a best-of-five set match since Wimbledon last year.To get as far as the Del Potro match, Murray will have to steer a path past James Duckworth in the first round and, potentially, Fernando Verdasco in the second. And in theory, Duckworth should present a very winnable match.The Australian was once ranked as high as No 82 in the world but over the past 18 months, he, too, has had his injury woes. Last year, he was only fit to play one match as he… Read full this story
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