There is some really good news coming for tennis fans. Former World No.1 Andy Murray will make a comeback even before the Australian Open 2021.
The ATP Tour just confirmed that the 3-time Grand Slam winner will kick off his 2021 season at the Delray Beach Open. The tournament will begin on 4th January and will extend till 13th January 2021.
Andy Murray last competed at the ATP Cologne Open 2020. He could not perform well and Fernando Verdasco kicked him out in the very first round. The British player will be returning on the court after a gap of almost 3 months.
The Delray Beach Open is an ATP World Tour 250 tournament played on hard courts. It takes place in Florida, United States usually in late February. However, this time, it is taking place in January and will end 2 weeks before the Australian Open 2021.
Murray will definitely hope to go and win this tournament in order to take some early momentum before the Grand Slam. He will be certainly looking to begin his upcoming season on a high.
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Andy Murray in the 2020 tennis season
Andy Murray didn’t have quite an impressive year. After winning the European Open 2019, fans expected him to regain his form and play some exceptional tennis but it didn’t happen.
He didn’t play the Australian Open 2020 and most of the tournaments during the early part of the year. At the Cincinnati Masters 2020, the British player lost to Milos Raonic in the pre-quarters.
His poor show at the Slams continued as he suffered a defeat against Felix Auger Aliassime in the second round at the US Open 2020. What was worse was that he lost in straight sets to Stan Wawrinka in the very first round of the French Open 2020.
Murray ended the year with the 122nd spot in the ATP rankings. This nowhere justifies the talent and potential of the 3-time Grand Slam champion. However, he would hope to turn the tables around in 2021. His fans too hope that they would watch some really exciting and competitive tennis from Murray in the upcoming year.
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