Andy Murray is coming back to singles.
Hours before the draw was made in Cincinnati it was announced a wildcard had been given to the former champion who won here in 2008 and 2011.
Andy had been flirting with the idea of singles and did hint not long ago about potentially playing here and it has been confirmed.
His first round opponent is the tricky one-handed backhand of Richard Gasquet. Murray leads the head to head at 8-3 against the Frenchman and will be looking to go high and deep into that backhand corner of his to nullify his attack.
Previewing this? Not a chance, Andy’s first singles match since this hip surgery and his first since he played Bautista Agut in Melbourne.
If he does get through then it will be against Dominic Thiem who receives a round one bye which he may need as he isn’t too well at the moment.
People will ask, singles at the US Open? Not happening. Andy has already said it isn’t on the cards going from best of three to best of five in singles right now. Doubles is on, but with who? We don’t know yet.