The Scotsman Andy Murray (33) is the first recipient of the three wild playing cards (invites) of the ultimate draw of the Open Sud de France (February 21-28). A top-notch reinforcement for the race director, Sébastien Grosjean, and the group.
If his profession has been hampered by accidents since 2017, that he has performed solely 41 matches (lower than one per 30 days!) Since July 12 of the identical 12 months, and that he occupies solely the one hundred and twenty fifth world rank this week, Andy Murray stays a real reference on the tennis world.
The reminder of his file is adequate in itself: 46 ATP singles titles together with three Grand Slams (US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013 and 2016), the Masters 2016, 14 Masters 1000, 2 gold medals in singles at the Olympic Games London (2012) and Rio (2016) – a singular case – in addition to eight different Grand Slam finals (at the US Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon and Roland Garros), the Davis Cup in 2015 and three duplicate titles. On November 7, 2016, the Glasgow native turned the twenty-sixth world No. 1 in ATP and the first British participant at the high of the hierarchy, incomes him a spot in the “Big Four” along with his main rivals Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.
Biella (Italy) failing the Australian Open …
A optimistic Covid-19 check having disadvantaged him of enjoying the Australian Open, Andy Murray returned to competitors final week at the Challenger event (the decrease division) in Biella, in northern Italy the place he received a last-minute wild card as he was able to compete in qualifying. Victorious in his first 4 matches (just one in 3 units), together with the semi-final towards French Mathias Bourgue (6-0 7-5), the present one hundred and twenty fifth in the world solely failed in the ultimate towards Illya Marchenko , a Ukrainian, ranked 212th (6-1 7-5).
For 4 years, the first visitor of the week at the Sud de France Arena in Pérols has had a collection of worries with an harm to the proper elbow after which, above all, needed to resolve to a serious surgery on the hip, then having it himself hinted at retirement in early 2019.
Formally ennobled by the Prince charles at (*1*) the May 16, 2019, Sr Andrew Barron Murray, stated Andy Murray had missed the 2020 Open Sud de France at the final minute … as a result of harm. His presence makes this eleventh version much more noble …