Editor’s Note: In his first tour-level match since 2017 Moscow, Andrey Kuznetsov defeated Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-6(6), 6-2 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the US Open. The Russian is the first unranked player to win a Grand Slam match since Nicolas Kiefer at 2007 Wimbledon.
Andrey Kuznetsov has watched Andy Murray: Resurfacing, the documentary that details the former World No. 1’s battle with a hip injury, for which he had two surgeries. The second of those involved putting a metal implant into the Briton’s hip.
“It was a bit weird for me to look at the pictures because in the movie they’re actually showing pictures from the surgery, how they were cutting, the metal joint, all that stuff,” Kuznetsov told ATP Tour.com. “I was imagining myself on this table and I didn’t want to be there.”
The unranked Russian will begin his first tour-level event since 2017