Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open

first_imgAndy Murray of Britain reacts during his match against Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina during their first round men’s singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 7, 2019. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)Andy Murray will make his Grand Slam return at the Australian Open in January, a year after career-saving hip surgery, the organizers announced Tuesday.The British three-time major winner has been slowly working his way back to fitness and is now ranked 289th, up from 503rd just a week ago.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Former champ Mike Tyson takes a swing at MMA coverage Murray, 32, won his opening match at the Shanghai Masters on Monday, beating Argentine qualifier Juan Ignacio Londero in three sets, following a quarter-final appearance in Beijing last week.With his confidence seemingly growing by the day, Australian Open organizers said the former world number one had committed to extending his comeback into the majors in January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“Confirmed: Andy Murray will return to compete at the #AusOpen in 2020,” they tweeted.The official Australian Open website said Murray “would return to the main draw with a protected ranking of number two and restored physical powers”. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Clijsters has won four Grand Slams, including the 2011 Australian Open.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerscenter_img He has made the final five times at Melbourne Park, most recently in 2016, but is yet to lift the trophy.Before this year’s tournament, Murray held an emotional press conference, announcing in tears that he would retire after Wimbledon because the pain in his hip had become too much to bear.But he rediscovered his competitive spark after losing an epic five-setter to Roberto Bautista Agut, and opted instead to undergo hip resurfacing surgery and back himself to return to competitive tennis.Australian Open organizers hope there will be another blast from the past if Belgium’s Kim Clijsters can meet her goal of taking to the court again in January after an absence of more than seven years.A crowd favorite in Melbourne, the 36-year-old retired to have a family but made a surprise announcement last month that she was making a comeback in 2020.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award PLAY LIST 02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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