Andy Murray to Return in Action at Delray Beach Open Ahead of Australian Open 2021

Published 12/25/2020, 2:31 PM EST
Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the Mens Singles Final against John Isner of the United States on day seven of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


Tennis fans were treated to some great news earlier today. Former World No.1 Andy Murray will make a comeback even before the Australian Open 2021.

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The ATP Tour just confirmed that the 3-time Grand Slam winner will kick off his 2021 season at the Delray Beach Open. The tournament will begin on January 4 and will extend till January 13, 2021.

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Andy Murray last competed at the ATP Cologne Open 2020. He could not perform well and Fernando Verdasco kicked him out in the very first round. The British player will return on the court after a gap of almost 3 months.

The Delray Beach Open is an ATP World Tour 250 tournament played on hard courts. It takes place in Florida, United States usually in late February. However, this time, it is taking place in January and will end 2 weeks before the Australian Open 2021.

Murray will definitely hope to win this tournament in order to take some early momentum before the Grand Slam. He will look to begin his upcoming season on a high.

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Andy Murray in the 2020 tennis season

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his Men’s Singles first-round match against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on Day Two of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Andy Murray didn’t quite have an impressive year. After winning the European Open 2019, fans expected him to regain his form and play some exceptional tennis but it didn’t happen.

He didn’t play the Australian Open 2020 and most of the tournaments during the early part of the year. At the Cincinnati Masters 2020, the British player lost to Milos Raonic in the pre-quarters.

His poor show at the Slams continued as he suffered a defeat against Felix Auger Aliassime in the second round at the US Open 2020. What was worse was that he lost in straight sets to Stan Wawrinka in the very first round of the French Open 2020.

Murray ended the year with the 122nd spot in the ATP rankings. Obviously, this doesn’t justify the talent and potential of the 3-time Grand Slam champion.

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However, he would hope to turn the tables around in 2021. His fans also hope that they would watch some really exciting and competitive tennis from Murray in the upcoming year.

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