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London | Murray to play Mallorca Challenger

London | Murray to play Mallorca Challenger

Andy Murray has confirmed he will play a Challenger event next week for the first time in 14 years.

The Scot, who is still trying to regain match fitness following his hip operation seven months ago, will play the Rafa Nadal Open in Mallorca in lieu of the US Open.

The former world number one has only played two singles matches since that surgery and both were losses so, to gain match fitness has decided to drop down a level.

Murray, now ranked 329, was beaten by Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati last week in his first singles contest since the Australian Open, then lost to a tight contest with Tennys Sandgren at the Winston-Salem Open on Monday.

He has committed to playing on the main tour at the Zhuhai Championships beginning on September 23 as well as the China Open (September 30).and the European Open in Antwerp (October 14-20).

Murray has also decided to opt out of doubles play for the present.

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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.


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