Australian Open 2022: Andy Murray Accepts Wild Card Entry
Melbourne: Former world number one Andy Murray has accepted the wild card entry into the main draw of next month’s Australian Open. He was handed the the wild card entry by the tournament organisers on Thursday.
“I’m really excited to be back playing at the Australian Open,” the 34-year-old said. “I’ve had some great times in Australia playing in front of the amazing crowds and I can’t wait to step back out on court at Melbourne Park.”
Murray, a three-times Grand Slam champion, last played the hardcourt major in 2019. He received a wildcard in 2021 too but was unable to compete at the year’s opening major after testing positive for COVID-19.
Murray recently beat fellow former World No.1 Rafael Nadal at a World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Friday.