Andy Murray Australian Open 2022

Next steps for Andy Murray revealed as he returns to ATP tour

Former world number one Andy Murray and 2008 Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will both compete at the 2022 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. 

The ATP 500 event kicks off its main draw on Monday 7th February, with Murray and Tsonga benefitting from top player withdrawals to enter the tournament.

The duo will replace Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner in the draw, both receiving wildcards.

Murray and Tsonga have won the tournament once each, in 2009 and 2017 respectively.

The Brit played the event in 2021, losing to eventual champion Andrey Rublev in the second round.

Tsonga has played the event once since his 2017 triumph, losing to Medvedev in the quarter-finals of the 2019 tournament.

While the draw is not yet out, there is the possibility that the duo could face each other for a 17th time.

Despite Tsonga’s high level in his prime, Murray leads their head-to-head 14-2, their last meeting coming in the final of the 20167 Vienna Open, which Murray won.

The 34-year-old is set to achieve his highest post-injury ranking yet next week as he will return to the top 100 for the first time since May 2018, nearly four years ago.

Meanwhile, Tsonga’s displays at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier this week will see him break into the top 250.

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