(VIDEO) "You're the reason I play": Sweet exchange between Murray and his fans at DC Open

Andy Murray had a sweet exchange with young fans at the DC Open where he won the first match he has played since Wimbledon.

Former world No. 1 Murray has been a big name in the sport for over a decade. The Scot won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2012, before going on to achieve two major victories at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016.

However, in recent years his injuries have meant that he is no longer achieving the same results as six years ago, but the 36-year-old still continues to inspire tennis players around the world. He is also still playing well, defeating Brandon Nakashima 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 in his first-round match at the ATP 500 event in Washington.

'you're the reason I play'

Murray will probably be feeling happy about his influence in the sport after a sweet interaction with young fans at the tournament. The three-time Grand Slam champion was signing tennis balls from a group in the stands when one told him,

"Andy, you’re the reason that I play."

The video was captured by Mubadala Citi DC Open, and reposted by The Tennis Letter on X, formerly known as Twitter, with the caption,

"This is what tennis is all about."

Murray's recent victory will hopefully act as a reset after a disappointing Wimbledon run for the Brit. He had been looking promising before the start of the tournament, with some even saying they saw glimpses of his old form.

However, he ultimately lost to world No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round following a five-set thriller. Murray will be hoping to improve on his results here, and at the US Open in a few weeks' time.

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