The former world number one, Andy Murray, announced yesterday that he would participate at the 2020 Australian Open in singles. This will be Murray’s first Grand Slam singles appearance after undergoing hip surgery in January this year.
The nature of the surgery made many tennis fans question whether Murray can play tennis at a high level ever again. Even Murray himself said that last year’s Australian Open could probably be his last one, as he dropped out of the first round and struggled with an injury.
However, the Brit started his comeback gradually, mostly playing in doubles prior to the North American tour, and won a title at the Queen’s Club in England with his partner Feliciano Lopez. He recorded his first singles win in a long time on the Mallorca Challenger in August, but dropped in the third round.
Murray collected some wins on the Asian tour as well and is currently playing in Shanghai, where he beat the Argentine Londero in the first round. This was his first Masters 1000 win since Madrid in 2017.