Tennis News: It will be Murray’s first appearance in the tournament since he emotionally acknowledged that the 2019 edition could be his last; the five-time runner-up had been planning to compete before his plans were thwarted by a positive coronavirus test.
Andy Murray has been given a wild card to the Australian Open in Melbourne next month.
Murray will make his first participation in the tournament since admitting emotionally that the 2019 edition could be his last.
Murray, a five-time runner-up, had planned to compete in the most recent edition but a positive coronavirus test derailed his plans.
“I’m definitely looking forward to returning to the Australian Open,” Murray remarked.
Five-time finalist @andy_murray is awarded a main draw wildcard.
“Andy is renowned for his fighting spirit, passion and love of the game and I’m delighted to welcome him back to Melbourne in January.” – @CraigTiley
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) December 23, 2021
“I’ve had a lot of fun playing in front of wonderful audiences in Australia, and I can’t wait to go back out on the court at Melbourne Park.”
Murray, 34, is now ranked 134th in the world as he tries to climb the rankings after a series of extensive injury layoffs due to hip surgery.
“Andy is famous for his battling spirit, enthusiasm, and love of the game, and I’m happy to welcome him back to Melbourne in January,” said tournament director Craig Tiley.
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