Andy Murray, ex-top-15 player receive wildcards into inaugural ATP 250 event in Spain



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Andy Murray, ex-top-15 player receive wildcards into inaugural ATP 250 event in Spain

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray and former world No. 12 Feliciano Lopez have both been awarded main draw wildcards into the inaugural Gijon Open. Next week, the inaugural Gijon Open is set to take place and it is set to feature two well-known names.

In Gijon, Spanish tennis fans will have a chance to see former world No. 1 Murray in action.

Also, they will have a chance to see 41-year-old Lopez, who is a seven-time ATP champion and a former top-15 player. Murray, 35, will be kicking off his indoor-hard swing in Gijon. On the other side, Lopez is set to play his first tournament since early August.

Lopez, who has lost his last five matches, hasn't played since losing in the Los Cabos first round, in early August.

Murray witnessed Roger Federer's send-off

Murray participated at the Laver Cup and he was a part of Federer's final tournament.

In his final tournament, Federer was accompanied by Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. After the event was over, Murray felt Federer received a very beautiful send-off. When asked if he would like to receive a similar send-off one day, Murray honestly answered.

"I'm really not thinking about that right now," Murray said. "I certainly won't and don't deserve to have a send-off like that. Roger did deserve that night and it was super special having all of those guys there watching on the side of the court.

Look, for me, I'm not going to have a farewell match, I guess, like that. I probably would announce when I'm going to play my last event and stuff, but when that is, I don't know. I'm still playing competitive tennis and physically feeling good against top players.

I just need to start really turning some of these tight losses and close matches into wins. (It is as) simple as that."