Andy Murray He has his start to 2021 ready: after receiving a wild card to play the ATP 250 in Delray Beach (from January 4 to 13, on ESPN), the Scotsman will also be in the first Grand Slam of the year.
Currently ranked 122nd in the rankings, Murray received a wild card to play the Australian Open and avoids qualifying in Doha.
“As a player who was a five-time finalist in the tournament, he was the protagonist of great games in the recent history of the Australian Open. (…) His retirement was an emotional moment and to see him return, after such a major surgery and return to the circuit is going to be one of the highlights of AO 2021, “said Craig Tiley, tournament director.
Australian Thanasi Kokkinakkis (current 260 and former 69th in the world) also received an invitation to the first Grand Slam of the season: “I am very happy and grateful,” said the 24-year-old tennis player.
The Australian Open will be played from February 8-21 in Melbourne while the qualifying will take place in Doha from January 10-13.