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Andy Murray joins stellar Rotterdam field as he steps up latest comeback bid

Andy Murray will continue his comeback from injury in Rotterdam after he took a wild card to join an impressive looking entry list.

Murray missed out on the Australian Open due to a badly-timed positive coronavirus test, although he will be back in ATP Tour action next week in Montpellier.

He will then head to Rotterdam, where he has joined the likes of Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev in the draw.

World number seven Alexander Zverev has also accepted a wild card after missing the initial cut-off point.

Full entry list for Rotterdam (seeds in brackets)

Rafael Nadal (1)
Daniil Medvedev (2)
Stefanos Tsitsipas (3)
Alexander Zverev (WC) (4)
Andrey Rublev (5)
Matteo Berrettini (6)
Gael Monfils (7)
Denis Shapovalov (8)
Roberto Bautista Agut
Milos Raonic
David Goffin
Stan Wawrinka
Felix Auger-Aliassime
Karen Khachanov
Alex de Minaur
Borna Coric
Dan Evans
Dusan Lajovic
Casper Ruud
Hurbert Hurkacz
Taylor Fritz
Jannik Sinner (WC)
Filip Krajinovic
Ugo Humbert
Lorenzo Sonego
Kei Nishikori (WC)
Andy Murray (WC)

“It will be a very strong field now”, tournament director Richard Krajicek said.

On Rafael Nadal’s participation, he added: “He has not gone as far as he could in Australia.

“He is always a positive, driven guy. I think he is already working on Roland Garros. He has also said that he needs matches.”

Rotterdam is scheduled to get underway on March 1 and was won by Gael Monfils last year.