Andy Murray To Make A Comeback in Melbourne; Gets An Australian Open Wildcard
Britain’s Andy Murray is gearing up for a comeback to the Grand Slam in Australia. The former world number one was awarded a wild card into the main draw entry following a two-year absence, after playing what was feared to be his last professional match two years ago in his defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round.
“We welcome Andy back to Melbourne with open arms, his retirement was an emotional moment and seeing him come back, having undergone major surgery and built himself back up to get on to the tour again, will be a highlight of AO 2021.” said the tournament director Craig Tiley.
Due to problems with his hip and struggling for form on his return after the Covid-19 break, the three-time grand slam champion missed much of the 2020 season, suffering a second-round loss in the US Open before losing at Roland Garros in the opening round. The five-time runner up will begin his season at Delray Beach Open in January following the postponement of the grand slam to February due to precautionary measures being taken over Covid-19 concerns.