Kooyong Classic organizers aiming to add Andy Murray to 2020 player field


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Kooyong Classic organizers aiming to add Andy Murray to 2020 player field

The Kooyong Classic organizers are aiming to lure Great Britain's Andy Murray to the event next month, per the Herald Sun. Murray, 32, has made five appearances at the popular Australian exhibition so far in his career.

The former world No. 1 is scheduled to start his season at the inaugural ATP Cup. The Briton, who made his Kooyong debut in 2007, hasn't played at the event since 2014. Per the Herald Sun, Kooyong Tournament Director Peter Johnston has been in discussion with Murray's management and he hopes the Briton will sign up to play the event.

In each of his first two appearances at the tournament, Murray played three matches. In each of his last three Kooyong appearances, the former world No. 1 played only one match as his last preparation for the Australian Open.

The three-time Grand Slam champion owns a 6-3 record at the tournament. Murray ended on the losing side in his last match played in Kooyong as Australian tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt handed him a straight-set defeat in 2014. It remains to be seen will Murray sign up to play Kooyong, which will take place from January 14-16.