Andy Murray Receives Big Boost Ahead of Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/11/2021, 11:44 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Andy Murray (GBR) in action during the second round of the Wimbledon Championships, on July 5, 2017, at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Cynthia Lum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has received a wildcard entry at the ATP Queens 500 event, a calendar grass court tune-up event ahead of Wimbledon.

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The organizers of the tournament, which is held in the United Kingdom, have released a list of wildcards for the main draw.

The two-time Wimbledon champion tops the list, followed by fellow Britons Liam Broady and Jack Draper.

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Murray had recently partnered Broady in the doubles championship at the Italian Open, marking his return to the men’s Tour after an extended spell in the sidelines.

However, the Scot did not feature in the singles draw in Rome.

The Queens will get underway on June 12 and close on June 20.

Andy Murray is eyeing a strong run at Wimbledon this year

Murray, a five-time champion at Queens, is bidding for a strong return to Grand Slam action at Wimbledon and would be desperately keen to pick up some wins and possibly win the title, which would give him a world of belief going into All-England.

The Scot made a long-awaited return to action after a career-threatening injury battle at last year’s US Open.

However, his campaign at the Flushing Meadows ended in the second round as he was upset by Canadian tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime.

He fell into another spell of recovery and rehabilitation thereafter as some old injuries took him back to the treatment room.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 12, 2021 Great Britain’s Andy Murray during training REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The Scott was to return at the Australian Open this year but came down with Covid-19. 

Murray hasn’t had enough games under his belt this year

Even as he recovered from the deadly viral ailment, Murray couldn’t negotiate a quarantine arrangement for himself with the tournament organizers and hence had to give it a miss.

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He returned at Rotterdam Open but crashed out early.

The Briton then took yet another break from the Tour as his wife Kim Sears gave birth to their fourth child.

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The Rome doubles was the only event he played on return from daddy duty and with barely enough matches under his belt, Murray surely could do with a strong run at the Queens.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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