Washington : Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray collected the biggest victory of his injury comeback at the ATP and WTA Washington Open while defending champion Alexander Zverev booked a match-up with his older brother.
Murray, sidelined by a right hip injury for 11 months until returning in June, ousted fourth seed Kyle Edmund 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 6-4 in an all-British match-up to reach the third round of the hardcourt tuneup for the US Open.
“That has been my best win since I started playing again,” Murray said.
“It’s a great win for me. It’ll give me more confidence going forward.”
World No.3 Zverev defeated Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri 6-2, 6-1, to send the 21-year-old German top seed into his first ATP match against 30-year-old Mischa Zverev, the 15th seed who beat American Tim Smyczek 6-2, 7-6 (9/7).
“We played the final of Wimbledon a lot of times in our backyard,” Alex Zverev said.
“I was 12. He was 22. I don’t think I ever won. But this is on hardcourt.”