Former world No. 1 Andy Murray and American tennis star Sofia Kenin have been granted wildcards into the Indian Wells Masters, the tournament announced. Murray, 34, is set to make his 14th appearance in the desert. Murray, now ranked at No.
84 in the world, hasn't had that much success in Indian Wells throughout his career as he has often struggled in Tennis Paradise. Murray's best result in Indian Wells came in 2009, when he made the final before easily losing to Rafael Nadal.
Murray also has two semifinals on two different occasions and apart from that he has a bunch of early round exits in the desert. On the other side, 23-year-old Kenin is set for her third Indian Wells main draw appearance.
Kenin hasn't had much success in Indian Wells as she picked up back-to-back second round exits at the tournament in 2018 and 2019.
Murray hoping to find consistency in Indian Wells
Murray has struggled since ending runner-up in Sydney as he has picked up four consecutive early round exits.
Murray last played in Dubai, where he was beaten in the round-of-16 by Jannik Sinner. In Dubai, Murray revealed what keeps him going. "Because I have goals, and I believe I can play much better. Since I came back from the surgery, I have scored wins over Zverev, Berrettini, Hurkacz, Norrie, Alcaraz, and a number of players in the top 25/ top 30 in the world," Murray said.
"I think I've beaten 12 or 13 of them. The consistency is not there and I'm certainly aware of that. But there have been times when I have played well. I want to try and get my coaching situation sorted. Hopefully, that will help me get back my consistency as well."
Murray is 4-4 since making the Sydney final and before the season started he made it clear his goal is to make some deep runs in 2022.