Andy Murray will continue his comeback season at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam with a wild card, the tournament announced on Friday.
Former World No. 1 Murray is making his way back to ATP Tour action after a strong start to the season at the Biella Challenger Indoor 1, where he reached his first final at any level since 2019. Murray lifted one of his 46 career trophies in Rotterdam in 2009, defeating Rafael Nadal in the final.
“Andy is of course on his way back from a lingering injury. We would like to offer him the opportunity to take another step in his comeback,” said tournament director Richard Krajicek. “With his honours list and his unique performances at Wimbledon, among others, he is one of the audience’s favourites.”
Joining Murray in Rotterdam with a wild card is World No. 7 Alexander Zverev, who rounds out a strong field of six players inside the Top 10 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini are all scheduled to take part in the season’s first ATP 500 event. Two-time defending champion Gael Monfils and 2015 winner Stan Wawrinka will also be in action.
“We already had a fantastic field, but this is a bonus of course,” Krajicek added. “With six players from the global Top 10… we have a stronger field than ever before.”
The 48th edition of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will be held on indoor hard-courts from 1 to 7 March, 2021.