Andy Murray takes wild card, joins star-studded San Diego Open player field



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Andy Murray takes wild card, joins star-studded San Diego Open player field

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has taken a wild card into the San Diego Open, per Ben Rothenberg. The city of San Diego is set to host an ATP 250 event since it has been granted a single-year license in 2021. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, is the latest big name to join the San Diego player field.

A few days ago, former world No. 4 Kei Nishikori also took a wild card into San Diego. Besides Murray and Nishikori, the tournament is also expected to feature Andrey Rublev, Grigor Dimitrov, Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Casper Ruud.

The San Diego Open is set to run through September 27 - October 03.

Murray last played at the US Open

After suffering a five-set defeat in the US Open first round, Murray unloaded on Stefanos Tsitsipas because he thought the Greek's lengthy toilet break was unsportsmanlike and the Greek was simply unfair.

"Every single it was either -- well, before my serve as well. I think when he took the medical timeout, it was just after I had won the third set. Also in the fourth set when I had Love-30, he chose to go -- I don't know if he changed his racquet or what he was doing," Murray said.

"But, yeah, it can't be coincidence that it's happening at those moments. I don't believe it was causing him any issue at all. The match went on for another two and a bit hours after that or something. He was fine, moving great I thought.

"Yeah, it's just disappointing because I thought it influenced the outcome of the match. I'm not saying I necessarily win that match, for sure, but it had influence on what was happening after those two breaks.

"I rate him a lot. I think he is a brilliant player. I think he is great for the game. But I have zero time for that stuff all, and I lost respect for him."