Britain’s Andy Murray has a few Grand Slam titles to his identify — profitable Wimbledon 2 times in 2013 and 2016 and the 2016 US Open up — but the Australian Open up has eluded him regardless of achieving the ultimate five situations. — Reuters pic
PARIS, Dec 23 — Former men’s tennis environment number a single Andy Murray has been handed a wild card invitation for the Australian Open, organisers introduced right now praising him for his “fighting spirit”.
The 34-year-old is rated a lowly 134 as he battles to recover continually excellent form right after persistent damage troubles.
Even so, towards the close of final period he recorded two top rated-10 triumphs above Wimbledon semifinalist Hubert Hurkacz and Italy’s Jannik Sinner.
He confirmed some form also in beating compatriot Dan Evans and a further former earth amount 1 Rafael Nadal in an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi previous 7 days.
“Five-time finalist @andy_murray is awarded a key attract wildcard,” tweeted Craig Tiley the CEO of the Australian Open up.
“Andy is renowned for his fighting spirit, passion and love of the game and I’m delighted to welcome him back again to Melbourne in January.
“We can not wait around to see you at #AO2022.”
Murray has a few Grand Slam titles to his name — winning Wimbledon two times in 2013 and 2016 and the 2016 US Open up — but the Australian Open has eluded him despite achieving the remaining five moments.
The Australian Open operates from January 17 to 30. — AFP