Andy Murray digs deep to win at Citi Open, gets emotional

London, AUG 3: Andy Murray sat in his changeover chair and sobbed into a towel after winning his third consecutive three-setter to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals, then complained about a schedule that had him on the court until 3 a.m.
Murray worked deep into the night to get past 93rd-ranked Marius Copil of Romania 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a match that finished in the wee hours in front of 100 or so spectators after beginning at midnight as Thursday turned to Friday.
“Finishing matches at 3 in the morning is not good. It’s not good for the players. It’s not good for anyone, I don’t think, involved in the event. It’s not good for fans, TV. Nobody,” said Murray, a former No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam champion who is trying to return to form after having hip surgery in January.
Currently ranked 832nd, Murray ended an 11-month absence from the tour in June, playing just three matches before arriving at the Citi Open.
Murray has now played a trio of three-setters — each lasting more than 2 1/2 hours — in a four-day span. He’s scheduled to face 19-year-old Alex de Minaur of Australia in the quarterfinals Friday night.