Andy Murray joins Emma Raducanu after accepting Indian Wells wildcard
British star Andy Murray has accepted a wildcard for the upcoming ATP Masters 1000 event at Indian Wells, the tournament announced on Thursday.
The three-time Grand Slam champion, who is continuing his return following a series of injuries, will make his first appearance at the California-based event since 2017.
Murray, who is currently ranked 109th in the world, reached the quarter-final stage in Metz last week, his best finish in seven tournaments, before losing to Casper Ruud in the second round in San Diego on Friday.
The 34-year-old possesses an impressive record at the BNP Paribas Open with 25 wins and 12 losses dating back to his debut 15 years ago.
On his last appearance at the California-based event, when Murray was world number one, he lost his opener to Canadian star Vasek Pospisil.
The Brit is still chasing his first title at Indian Wells after coming close in 2009 when he finished runner up to Rafael Nadal.
The tournament, which is often labelled as the ‘fifth Grand Slam’ due to its perception as the biggest event outside of the Majors, takes place from October 4-17 after being rearranged from its usual March date due to the pandemic.
— BNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) September 30, 2021
Fellow Brit Emma Raducanu will make her return for the first time since her US Open title after also being given a main draw wildcard at Indian Wells earlier this week.
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