Andy Murray will not play at Flushing Meadows

Former world number one Andy Murray says he will play no part in this month’s US Open.

The 2012 champion had intended to play doubles in New York, but says “doubles is done for me for the time being”.

Instead, he will play singles at next week’s ATP event in Winston-Salem, before considering entering a tournament on the Challenger Tour during the US Open.

“I’m not going to play doubles at the US Open,” Murray said. “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.”

Murray and Feliciano Lopez reached the doubles quarter-finals in Cincinnati and will face brother Jamie Murray and fellow Briton Skupski who beat French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3 6-3.

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