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Murray Falls In Newport

By Scoop Malinowski

The struggles of Andy Murray continued in Newport as he lost in the quarterfinals today to Alexander Bublik 75 64.

After a Wimbledon second round failure in four tight sets to John Isner, where Murray stated to the media he felt he was in the form to contend for the title, he decided to accept (or ask for) a wildcard into Newport.

Though Murray did manage two wins in the New England coastal town 250 event (vs. Sam Querrey and Max Purcell) he could not get by Bublik, a player he had a 3-1 record against and a competitor he beat earlier this summer on grass in Stuttgart 63 76.

The 35 year old winner of three Grand Slams and 46 singles titles is ranked 52 but he may be in the home stretch of his singles career. 19-11 for the year, Murray has the desire and work ethic to produce one last hurrah but the results are not happening.

Recently Murray said if his playing career ends in the near future and he has the opportunity to be a coach, the first player he would be interested to guide is Emma Raducanu.

Bublik will play the winner of James Duckworth and Jason Kubler in the semifinals. The other semi will pit John Isner vs Maxime Cressy.

Murray will travel to Atlanta to compete at the 250 level tournament next week.

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