Andy Murray set for a Doha return



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Andy Murray set for a Doha return

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has been granted a wildcard into Doha, per Michal Samulski.

Murray, 34, is set to make his sixth appearance in Doha.

Murray debuted at the Doha event in 2007, when he made the final before losing to Ivan Ljubicic. After finishing runner-up in Doha in 2007, Murray won back-to-back titles at the tournament in 2008 and 2009. Murray then didn't play in Doha for several years as he returned to the event in 2014 and lost in the round-of-16.

Murray set for a Doha return

Murray hasn't played in Doha since finishing runner-up to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the 2017 Doha final. Several days ago, Murray showed empathy for Juan Martin del Potro, who returned after two-and-a-half years just to play one event and say goodbye to tennis on a tennis court.

"I haven't seen it. I heard about it. And it's obviously very sad because he's had many issues, throughout his career physical problems. I don't know you hope that things are gonna get better," Murray said.

"A lot of tough times and everything that you go through and it's not on camera. I haven't sort of heard too much from from him in the last, I don't know, six months or a year, had seen a few videos of him practicing and trying to get back to playing.

"It must have been unbelievably difficult for him. I don't really know what to say. I just I know having been in that position myself. You feel like you're sort of suffering a lot of the time alone or maybe the people around you know exactly what's going on."

Murray has had success in Doha throughout his career but hard to expect him to win it all at the tournament this year. It remains to be seen how far can Murray go in Doha next week.