Andy Murray receives wildcard to end 4-year Wimbledon singles absence
Andy Murray will compete in singles at Wimbledon for the first time since 2017 after tournament wildcards were released.
The two-time champion and former world No. 1 will make a long-awaited return to singles competition on the lawns of SW19 as Wimbledon officials announced wildcards for the 2021 tournament.
Currently ranked at world No. 124, Andy Murray has received a wildcard entry to The Championships for the first time since 2005, when the Brit was just 18 years old.
Murray’s last Wimbledon singles match came against Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals of the 2017 event.
As the defending champion, Murray went two sets to one up before falling in five as he was hampered by what would become a perpetual hip injury for the coming years.
Having played just three tour level singles matches in 2021, Murray will be hoping to go deep at Queen’s in preparation for his Wimbledon comeback at the end of the month.
Other wildcard recipients in the men’s draw include Brits Liam Broady and Jay Clarke, alongside teenage talent Jack Draper and Carlos Alcaraz, with both making their Wimbledon main draw debut.
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