Andy Murray will continue his return season at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam with a wild card, the tournament announced on Friday.
Former world No.1 Murray returns to TBEN action after a strong start to the season at Biella Challenger Indoor 1, where he reached his first final at any level since 2019. Murray has won one of his 46 career trophies in Rotterdam in 2009, beating Rafael Nadal in the final.
“Andy is of course on his way back from a lingering injury. We would like to give him the opportunity to take another step back,” said tournament director Richard Krajicek. “With his list of honors and unique performances at Wimbledon, among others, he is one of the crowd favorites.
Joining Murray in Rotterdam with a wild card is world No.7 Alexander Zverev, who completes a strong field of six in the Top 10 of the FedEx ATP rankings. Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini are all set to compete in the first ATP 500 event of the season. Two-time defending champion Gael Monfils and 2015 winner Stan Wawrinka will also be in action.
“We already had fantastic ground, but that’s a bonus of course,” Krajicek added. “With six top 10 players in the world … we have a stronger ground than ever.”
The 48th edition of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will take place on indoor hard courts from March 1 to 7, 2021.