Andy Murray Enters Another ATP Event Following Loses at US Open 2021 and Challenger Event

Published 09/18/2021, 2:43 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Doubles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 27, 2021. Andy Murray reacts during his Men’s Doubles second round match REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw


After losing a five-set marathon against World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open 2021, Andy Murray tried his luck at the ATP Challenger in Rennes. Even though he won the first round, the former World No.1 could not battle past Germany’s Yannick Maden and suffered a humiliating defeat. The final scoreline of the match was 3-6, 1-6.

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After getting eliminated from the ATP Challenger in Rennes, Andy Murray will now play at the ATP Moselle Open 2021 as a wildcard. The ATP 250 tournament will begin on September 20, 2021, and will extend till September 26, 2021. It will take place on the hard court in Metz, France.

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Andy Murray of Great Britain hits to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (not pictured). Day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Along with Murray, there are two other players who will also be entering the tournament as wildcards. They are France’s Lucas Pouille and his fellow compatriot, Gregoire Barrere.

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Andy Murray in the 2021 tennis season

Murray played quite a few tournaments in 2021 as compared to last year. He really impressed fans at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 before losing to Denis Shapovalov in the third round. After that, he played at the Cincinnati Masters 2021 but failed to leave a mark there.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis Training – Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan – July 22, 2021. Andy Murray of Britain during training. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Even though Murray lost to Tsitsipas in the very first round of the US Open 2021, he showed some great fighting spirit in New York. The 3-time Grand Slam winner successfully proved that he still has got a lot of tennis left in him.

Murray already announced that he will be playing at the Indian Wells Masters 2021 as a wildcard. In such a situation, the Moselle Open 2021 can prove to be a warm-up tournament for the British player and might even help him to improve his rankings. Will he be able to succeed in Metz this year?

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