Classy Andy Murray rushes to check on injured US Open opponent after he falls to the floor in pain | The Sun
30th August 2023

ANDY MURRAY rushed to check on Corentin Moutet after the flashy Frenchman suffered a heavy fall.

The duo were in first round action at the US Open yesterday.

Murray and Moutet engaged in some gruelling rallies, although more often than not it was the Brit who was coming out on top.

After Murray had taken a two sets lead, Moutet suffered a heavy fall on the baseline.

The 24-year-old appeared to land on his wrist and looked in serious pain.

A gracious sportsman that knows his fair share about rotten luck with injuries, Murray went around the net posts to see if his opponent was okay.


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After receiving treatment, Moutet was able to continue in the match, but Murray found himself in full control.

The 36-year-old prevailed 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 to move into the second round at Flushing Meadows.

In addition to being impressed by his performance, fans loved Murray's care for his opponent.

One wrote: "Great sportsmanship."

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While a second commented: "Very gracious of Murray..I have always liked him."

A third tweeted: "Andy goes to see if he is okay."

The duo were full of respect for each other after the match.

At the net, Murray told Moutet: "You're an amazing player."

Taking to social media after the match, the world No72 said of the Scot: "Respect to @andy_murray.

"I really tried my best until the end..

"It’s impressive and inspiring to see someone fighting that much like Andy did today after big injury.

"Congrats I’m going back to work and try to heal my wrist… See you soon guys."

Murray's win was his 200th at grand slams during his illustrious career.

This is the best I've played consistently since probably since 2017

After the match, he told Sky Sports of Moutet: "He's one of the most skilful players on the tour, with so many ways to disrupt you, and he always causes a little bit of chaos.

"I hope it was entertaining, there were some fun points, so I'm happy to get through in straight sets.

"It was a long one, but the way we play it was probably always going to be like that. Three hours is a lot shorter than some of my matches!

"I'm at my highest ranking since I had the metal hip put in so I'm happy with that. It's not been an easy journey and I'd like to be ranked higher.

"This is the best I've played consistently since probably since 2017. I'm happy to be going and progressing."

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Murray will next be in action against ATP Tour favourite Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday, after the Bulgarian produced a stunning comeback.

Dimitrov trailed Alex Molcan 6-7, 6-7, before winning the following three sets 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 to squeeze through in four hours and 40 minutes.

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