Andy Murray was added to the US Open roster on Monday after another former champion Stan Wawrinka was recovering from a leg surgery.
Murray is a former world number one and three-time Grand Slam champion, including a title in New York in 2012. He has dropped out of the world’s top-100 in recent years after two hip surgeries.
Scott, 34, returned to the sport in June after a three-month absence due to a groin injury and reached the third round at Wimbledon. He then hit a cross at the singles tournament at the Tokyo Olympics, citing a strain in his right thigh. He was a two-time Olympic champion.
Murray competed in the UK doubles tournament at the Tokyo Games, reaching the quarter-finals with Salisbury.
Wawrinka won the title in New York in 2016, the most recent of her three major singles titles.
The 36-year-old Swiss is 3-3 in 2021. He hasn’t played since losing to Lloyd Harris at the Qatar Open in March.
Wawrinka had surgery on his left leg soon after the blow, and in June he had to go back under the knife. He is ranked 31st in the world and would have been the top seed at the US Open if he had been able to play.
The tournament will start from August 30.
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