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Andy Murray (37th-Britain), who overcame a hip injury, and John Isner (157th-U.S.), who announced his retirement, are two of the oldest players in the final major tennis tournament of the year, the U.S. Open ($65 million-$85.76 billion).Murray defeated 72nd-ranked Corantin Muthe (FRA) 3-0 (6-2 7-5 6-3) in the second round of the men’s singles on the second day of the tournament in New York City on Monday (Sept. 29).The 36-year-old Murray, who turned pro in 2005, earned his 200th career major singles victory Only eight players have reached this milestone in their careers. Only Novak Djokovic (355 wins, Serbia) and Rafael Nadal (314 wins, Spain) are still active .Murray won the 2012 U.S. Open and the 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon men’s singles titles and was once considered one of the “big four” in men’s tennis alongside Roger Federer (retired-Swiss), Nadal, and Djokovic. Numerous back and hip injuries have threatened his retirement, but he has persevered, even undergoing major surgery in 2019 to implant an artificial hip joint. While he hasn’t reached the top of the ATP Tour since the surgery, his game has steadily recovered and he is currently at his highest ranking since 2017.His opponent in the second round is 19th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria).Murray leads their head-to-head record 8-3, but that was before Murray underwent hip surgery. Announcing his retirement after the tournament, 38-year-old John Isner (157th-ranked U.S.) defeated Facundo Diaz Acosta (94th-ranked Argentina) 3-0 (6-4 6-3 7-6<7-1>) in the first round.Isner famously battled Nicolas Maures (FRA) in the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon singles championships for 11 hours and five minutes, the longest match in tennis history. Isner’s highest singles finish at a major is a semifinal at Wimbledon in 2018, and he has reached the quarterfinals at the US Open twice, in 2011 and 2018.After the match, Isner said: “It’s not time to say goodbye yet. I feel very good. I’m going to keep playing as long as I can.”Isner will face thirteen-year-old Michael Mo (157th-ranked USA) in the third round. Meanwhile, Venus Williams (410th-ranked USA), the oldest female professional, suffered an early exit in the women’s singles, losing 0-2 (1-6 1-6) to Gret Minen (97th-Belgium) in the first round. The 43-year-old Williams, who dominated the women’s tennis scene with her sister Serena, has continued to take to the court after her sister, who is a year younger, retired last year. Minen, 26, is Williams’ niece .Williams hasn’t advanced past the second round of any tournament since 2020, but she continues to play what she calls “happy tennis” despite the results. “I’m not going to say, I don’t know why you’re asking,” Williams laughed after the match when asked when she would 토토사이트 retire.


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