Andy Murray left in tears after beating Marius Copil at the Washington Open


Andy Murray was overcome with emotion after the marathon encounter which finished after 3am in Washington

Andy Murray was unable to contain his emotions after a three-hour epic against Marius Copil at the Citi Open in Washington.

The former world No 1, who has slipped to No 832 due to nearly a year on the side-lines nursing a hip injury, beat Copil in a match which did not finish until after 3am local time.

Immediately after the 6-7 6-3 7-6 win, sealed with a final set tie-break, Murray broke down in tears.

Watch his triumphant moment in the video at the top of this page.

Murray plays Alex de Minaur on Friday night at the Washington Open, live on Sky Sports Arena from 7pm.