In a move signalling the continued improvement in his surgically repaired back, Andy Murray has accepted a wildcard into the Rotterdam tournament next week.
“Last week I contacted Andy Murray and his management,” said tournament head Richard Krajicek. “Because he didn’t have a tournament planned between Australian Open and Acapulco and came back from Australia free from physical issues, it seemed like a good idea to both of us if he came to Rotterdam. After consultation with his coach Ivan Lendl he decided. Obviously this is a great addition to our already very strong field. An excellent opportunity.”
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) February 7, 2014
The 26-year-old Murray won the event in 2009 defeating Rafael Nadal in the final. He’ll be seeded second behind Juan Martin del Potro. Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Grigor Dimitrov are also in the field.
Last weekend Murray led Great Britain to a first round win over the USA in Davis Cup play.
“I need a break now, so I’ll take some days off after I get home because I deserve it,” Murray said last Sunday. “And then, yeah, hopefully when I get back on the practice court next‑‑ in about a week’s time, we’ll have a couple weeks before my next tournament and hopefully I’ll be getting closer every week to playing my best tennis again.”
The Rotterdam indoor event begins on Monday. Murray is then expected to play in Acapulco on the 24th.
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