Former Champion Andy Murray To Mark His Presence at ATP Antwerp 2021

Published 09/21/2021, 10:14 AM 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


British tennis star Andy Murray has been one of the prominent names in the men’s game. Over the years, the former World No. 1 player has accomplished many feats in this beautiful sport. He won British hearts when he became the first British man to win a Grand Slam title in 76 years after winning the US Open in 2012.

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However, in recent years, Andy Murray has dealt with injuries that have resulted in poor form. In the last four years, he has missed nine Grand Slam events. He has been unable to instill the fear in opponents he once did. 

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Other stars besides Andy Murray in Belgium 

Recently, in a positive development for the Scottish player, he has received a wildcard for the upcoming hardcourt ATP 250 event in Antwerp, Belgium. Besides Andy, star players like Felix Auger Aliassime, Jannik Sinner, Grigor Dimitrov, and others will be seen at this event too. In the 2019 edition, Murray won the tournament.

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Reflecting on Andy‘s season so far, he missed the Australian Open due to the coronavirus and quarantine rules. He was seen practicing with Novak Djokovic on the clay courts of Rome. 

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

He then featured at the Wimbledon Championships but was unable to go past the third round. He lost to Denis Shapovalov in straight sets.

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At the US Open, he was up against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round and the match went the distance. The Greek player won in five sets. However, although he lost, it was one of Murray’s best performances in recent times. We wish him the best of luck for the remainder of the season. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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