Andy Murray confirms where he plans to start grass season



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Andy Murray confirms where he plans to start grass season

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray will play in Stuttgart this year, according to Michal Samulski. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, has no previous appearances in Stuttgart as he will be 35 at the time he makes his debut at the German grass-court event.

Murray will now join 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer as the Swiss played Stuttgart leading up to Wimbledon in the past. Federer isn't expected to play in Stuttgart this year but securing the services of former world No.

1 Murray is certainly big for the tournament organizers. The Stuttgart organizers also confirmed the presence of six-time ATP champion Nick Kyrgios at the tournament.

Murray aims a big grass season

Murray made it clear before the season started that he wants to make some notable results this year and certainly the Scot will be aiming to do one on grass - the surface on which he has a lot of success throughout his career.

Murray captured his second Grand Slam title after beating Novak Djokovic in the 2013 Wimbledon final. Murray won his second Wimbledon after defeating Milos Raonic in the 2016 Wimbledon final. Tennis expert Barry Cowan has backed Murray to have a strong grass-court season.

“I think the grasscourt season is something he will really look forward to,” Cowan told Sky Sports. “I think it will really motivate him to play his best tennis. “He will get the support that he absolutely wants."

Also, Cowan thinks grass is the surface where Murray has the biggest chance of doing some damage. “The other surfaces are of course getting more and more difficult for him because of the relentless nature of the tour and how hard it is physically to do it day in and day out,” Cowan said.

The Stuttgart event kicks off on June 6 - the day after the French Open final. Murray has already confirmed that he doesn't plan to play any clay events this year.