Andy Murray accepts Delray Beach Open wildcard

Andy Murray will join defending champion of the tournament Reilly Opelka, top-ranked American John Isner and Canada’s Milos Raonic in the Florida field; tournament takes place from January 7-13

  • Murray to participate in Delray Beach Open to begin his 2021 season.
  • The Briton came third in men’s event at Battle of the Brits.
  • Andy Murray has missed most of the 2020 season due to injuries and complications.
  • The tournament takes place from January 7-13 in Florida.
Andy Murray finished third in the men's event at the Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis in Roehampton (via Twitter)
Andy Murray finished third in the men’s event at the Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis in Roehampton (via Twitter)

The Briton, Andy Murray will kick-off his 2021 season at the Delray Beach Open in the very first month of the new year after accepting a wildcard for the ATP 250 tournament, the men’s tour said on Saturday.

The former world No.1, who has slipped to 122nd in the rankings due to missing most of the tournaments due unwell and fitness issues, will join defending champion Reilly Opelka, top-ranked American John Isner and Canada’s Milos Raonic in the Florida field later on in January.

Andy Murray to begin his 2021 season at the Delray Beach Open

The tournament, Delray Beach Open, takes place from January 7-13, after being moved from its traditional February slot, and will serve as part of the preparations for the Australian Open Grand Slam, which will begin three weeks later than scheduled on February 8 due to COVID-19 health and safety measures.


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Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, underwent hip resurfacing surgery in January last year but returned to win the Antwerp title seven months later — his first since 2017.

The 33-year-old Briton missed most of the 2020 season due to complications with his hip and struggled for form on his return after the COVID-19 hiatus, suffering a second-round defeat in the US Open before falling in the opening round at Roland Garros.

Andy Murray came third in Battle of the Brits

Murray finished third in the men’s event and British No 1 Dan Evans ended fourth after losing his final match 6-3 6-2 to Cam Norrie.

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