Andy Murray has been a the top of the game for years now. However, his 2021 year was not relatively good. After recovering from his injuries, he made a return to the sport in late October. But, his return did not go the way he planned. He was not able to make much impact upon his return to the game.
But recently, he showed signs of coming back in form when he beat Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Now there comes more good news for his fans. The tournament organizers for next year’s Australian Open have decided to give Andy Murray a wild card entry for the upcoming event.
Andy Murray gets Wild Card Entry for AO 2022
This Australian Open will be the 14th time he has participated in the tournament. Speaking about his participation in the tournament he said that he is very grateful for the opportunity and he would like to make the most of it. He also mentioned that he is super excited to be back in Australia to play.
“I’m really excited to be back playing at the Australian Open and grateful to Craig and the team for the opportunity,” Murray said in a statement. “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.”
Five-time finalist @andy_murray is awarded a main draw wildcard.
“Andy is renowned for his fighting spirit, passion and love of the game and I’m delighted to welcome him back to Melbourne in January.” – @CraigTiley
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) December 23, 2021
The last time that Andy participated in the tournament was in the year 2019. After this, he suffered an injury to the hips. This has resulted in his inconsistent performances recently. The Scottish player has made it through to the finals 5 times in this tournament.
Craig Tiley, the director of the Australian Open said that he is pleased to welcome back Andy Murray. “Andy is renowned for his fighting spirit, passion, and love of the game,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said. “I’m delighted to welcome him back to Melbourne in January.”