Andy Murray enters challenger event in Italy
Andy Murray has entered a lower-tier challenger tournament in Italy next month after withdrawing from the Australian Open with the coronavirus.
Murray is listed to play an indoor tournament in Biella starting February 15, the Italian Tennis Federation said Wednesday.
The tournament has 132,000 euros ($160,000) in prize money.
Murray tested positive for COVID-19 shortly before he was due to board a charter flight to Melbourne, where he had been given a wild-card entry.
Murray is a former No. 1 who is currently ranked 123rd as he works his way back from hip issues that led to two operations.
He last played a challenger event in August 2019 in Mallorca, Spain, while recovering from his hip problems.
Also entered for the Biella tournament are 54th-ranked Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who also tested positive for COVID-19 before his planned trip to Australia, No. 74 Lucas Pouille, Sebastian Korda, Andreas Seppi and Lorenzo Musetti.This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- The 23-year-old Indian earned the biggest victory of his career thus far, defeating world No. 22 and second seed Chilean Cristian Garin 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the ATP 250 Argentina Open.
- Tsitsipas will next face Russian player Karen Khachanov, who spent Thursday playing doubles after beating Cameron Norrie in the second round Wednesday.
- Bopanna and Qureshi will renew their highly fruitful partnership - labelled popularly as the “Indo-Pak Express” - for the first time since 2014, signing up to play the ATP 500 Acapulco event beginning from March 15.