Andy Murray Accepts A Wild Card Into Shanghai
Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has accepted a wild card into the Rolex Shanghai Masters, which will take place from 6-13 October, the tournament announced on Thursday.
“I’m really looking forward to be going back to Shanghai, a tournament I have had success at in the past,” Murray said, according to the tournament’s website. “Thanks to the tournament for a wild card. It’s great to be able to continue my comeback and play more tennis in China. Shanghai is a great city; I feel comfortable there and the fans are always supportive.”
Murray has long enjoyed success at China’s ATP Masters 1000 event, where he has tallied a 22-3 record, lifting the trophy on three occasions. The 2010, 2011 and 2016 titlist won the first 12 matches he played at the tournament, and he also made the championship match in 2012 (l. to Djokovic).
The 32-year-old continues to battle back into form after undergoing hip surgery after the Australian Open. Murray made his singles return at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, and his other tour-level appearance came at the Winston-Salem Open. The 45-time tour-level titlist, who opted not to compete at the US Open in singles or doubles, reached the Round of 16 at the Rafa Nadal Open by Sotheby’s, an ATP Challenger Tour event held in the last week of August.
Although he has not yet won a tour-level singles match during his comeback, Murray has enjoyed doubles success, winning the Fever-Tree Championships (w/ Lopez) and reaching two additional quarter-finals. The Scot is scheduled to compete in Zhuhai, Beijing and Shanghai during the Asian Swing.
Did You Know?
Murray owns a 212-82 record at Masters 1000 tournaments. He has lifted 14 trophies at that level.