Murray to skip doubles event at US Open
The three-time Grand Slam singles champion has been playing plenty of doubles in recent months
London - "I'm not going to play doubles at the US Open," Murray told BBC Sport
Andy Murray is to skip the US Open later this month where he was scheduled to play doubles so as to get more singles matches under his belt, the former world number one old the BBC.
The 32-year-old Scotsman lost in straight sets to old foe Richard Gasquet earlier this week in Cincinnati in what was his first competitive singles match since undergoing 'life-changing surgery' on a hip in January.
The three-time Grand Slam champion has been playing plenty of doubles - he won the Queen's title with Feliciano Lopez on his return to the circuit in June - but said he had decided to give it a miss at the US Open which gets underway on August 26.
"I'm not going to play doubles at the US Open," Murray told BBC Sport.
"My goal is to get back playing at the level that I want to on the singles court, and I've decided that I need to focus all my energies on that right now.
"The US Open, doubles and mixed, can be another couple of weeks that you are slowing things down.
"Because I want matches, and that's what I need right now."