For the delayed Australian Open in February, Andy Murray has earned a wild card.
Two years after his dreaded last professional match, the 33-year-old will return to Melbourne.
In the 2019 first round, the five-time Australian Open runner-up lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in five sets while suffering from chronic hip pain.
However, after reversing his retirement plans after comprehensive hip surgery, the world No. 122 continues to fight and has also accepted a wildcard into the ATP event at Delray Beach in Florida in January.
“We welcome Andy back to Melbourne with open arms,” Craig Tiley, the Australian Open tournament owner, said.
He was an important part of so many amazing matches and stories in the recent history of the Australian Open as a five-time finalist.
“His retirement was an emotional moment and seeing him come back after undergoing major surgery and rebuilding to get back on tour will be a highlight of the 2021 AO.”