Iga Swiatek turns down Andy Murray’s invitation for mixed doubles as the Pole reaches the third round at the US Open 2023

Iga Swiatek turned down Andy Murray's interest to play mixed doubles with him.


Iga Swiatek turns down Andy Murray’s invitation for mixed doubles as the Pole reaches the third round at the US Open 2023

Iga Swiatek and Andy Murray (Credits : India TV news, BBC Sport)

The Polish World No.1 Iga Swiatek turns down Andy Murray’s invitation for mixed doubles as she thinks singles is enough for her now. She also asked forgiveness to the former British World No.1 Andy Murray as the question was asked to Swiatek after the second-round victory in the US Open 2023. She was talking on the court after defeating Daria Saville 6-3, 6-4.

Iga Swiatek said, “I wish I could play mixed doubles with Andy [Murray] but for me, singles is enough. I think Andy will forgive me.” Though many of the fans criticized the Polish for the disrespect the loyal ones wanted to applaud Swiatek for the honesty and being real.

Swiatek also expressed her gratitude to Murray, “I love that he said that. It’s a dream come true. I watched Andy when I was younger. He always had such a good game & is such a cool person as well. Really humble & down to earth.” Earlier Andy Murray chose Iga Swiatek as her preferred doubles player in a question-answer session at the US Open.

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Iga Swiatek looks dialed in as she tries to retain the US Open title

Iga Swiatek (Credits: CNBC)

The Polish star Iga Swiatek looked dialled in during the second round encounter as she came through with flying colours in straight sets. With this win, Swiatek’s Grand Slam journey hits a new milestone. She joins an elite group, including Elise Mertens, as the second player in the past decade to reach the third round in 15 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.

Iga Swiatek is the reigning US Open champion. It is the only Grand Slam title she has won apart from her favorite French Open. She has won 3 French Open titles until now. With the current looks of it, a determined Swiatek will be a hard puzzle to crack for the rest of the field as she is enjoying playing in the Flushing Meadows lately.

In the third round, the World No.1 player will face the qualifier from Slovenia, Kaja Juvan. The Slovenian qualified for the third-round clash after a comeback win in the second round against the American unseeded player Lauren Davis.

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