Murray set for Miami Open

16 March 2021 01:54:01 GMTPlus10

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been granted a wildcard entry to next week's Miami Open as he continues his fight back to fitness.

The 33-year-old Scot has been recovering from hip surgery which has seen the former world number one and three-time Grand Slam winner slip to 116 in the rankings.

However, after being beaten by Andrey Rublev at the Rotterdam Open, Murray is determined to get back to his best and gain match practice against the biggest names in the game.

He won the Miami Open in 2009 and 2013 and made his last appearance in the Florida tournament in 2016.

Murray recently became a father for the fourth time and hopes he will soon be adding to his tally of 46 ATP Singles titles, with the French Open the next Grand Slam on the calendar and a couple of months away.

He said: "It's a city I love, and I've spent a lot of time here over the last 15 years. I feel comfortable.

"But over the next few months, I want to play matches, especially against the top players, work on my game and climb the rankings.

"I want to get back playing a sport I love.

"It will just take time to find some rhythm and get my confidence back, but every match feels like progress and I'm learning from each one."

Rafael Nadal is 1.83 to triumph at the French Open with world number one Novak Djokovic 4.33, while Dominic Thiem is available at 7.00.

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