Andy Murray given Australian Open wild card | Tennis News

It will mark Murray’s first appearance in the tournament since he tearfully admitted that the 2019 event could be his last; the five-time runner-up should have competed in the last edition before his plans were wrecked by a positive coronavirus test

Last updated: 23/12/21 12:23


Andy Murray missed the 2021 Australian Open after testing positive at Covid-19

Andy Murray received a wild card for next month’s Australian Open in Melbourne.

It will mark Murray’s first appearance in the tournament since he tearfully admitted the 2019 event could be his last.

Murray, five times runner-up, was expected to compete in the latest edition before his plans were wrecked by a positive coronavirus test.

“I am really excited to be returning to the Australian Open,” said Murray.

“I had a great time in Australia playing in front of an incredible crowd and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch at Melbourne Park.”

Murray, 34, is currently 134th in the world as he attempts to move up the rankings after long periods of inactivity due to injury from hip surgery.

Tournament Director Craig Tiley said, “Andy is renowned for his fighting spirit, passion and love for the game and I am delighted to welcome him back to Melbourne in January.”

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