Andy is on his way to Washington DC for his first hard court tournament since Indian Wells in 2017.
Andy last committed to playing the ATP 500 hard court tournament in Washington DC in 2015. Although his stay there was brief - it ended in a first round defeat - he went on to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal the following week, which helped him secure the year end number two ranking for the first time in his career.
Things are a bit different this time round. Back then Andy probably should have withdrawn from Washington following his wedding, what was then his best clay season on tour, and a long run on grass which ended with him battling Gilles Simon on the grass at Queen's Club in the Davis Cup. Now Andy needs to regain his confidence, his match fitness and gather some much needed points.
The field at the Citi Open is a strong one this year, including defending champion Alexander Zverev, defending finalist Kevin Anderson, British number one Kyle Edmund, former Washington champion Kei Nishikori, as well as a number of exciting up and coming players such as Denis Shapovalov, Karen Khachanov, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Hyeon Chung. Stan Wawrinka has been awarded a wildcard.