Andy Murray takes wildcard into Shanghai Masters


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Andy Murray takes wildcard into Shanghai Masters

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has accepted a wildcard into the upcoming Shanghai Rolex Masters, the tournament organizers announced. Murray, now ranked at No. 415 in the world, continues his comeback journey from a hip resurfacing surgery as he is set to play for three weeks in a row in Asia and then play in Antwerp the week after Shanghai.

Murray, 32, returned to competitive action in June as he played doubles at five tournaments before he made his singles return at the Cincinnati Masters last month. After back-to-back singles first round exits in Cincinnati and Winston-Salem, Murray opted to skip the US Open and instead play at the Mallorca Challenger -- where he won two matches before losing in the round-of-16.

Murray will take part at the inaugural edition of the Zhuhai Championships and also play at the China Open in Beijing before he kicks off his seventh campaign in Shanghai. Murray, a four-time Shanghai finalist and three-time champion, is set to play at the Chinese Masters event for the first time since making it all the way at the tournament in 2016.