Former World No 1 Grand Slam Champion Andy Murray is set to make his return at the Grand slam stage and has confirmed his participation in the Australian Open scheduled to be held in January 2020.
The same was confirmed on Tuesday on the official handle of the Australian Open. “Confirmed: Andy Murray will return to compete at the Australian Open in 2020,” the tweet stated.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) October 7, 2019
The confirmation will bring an end to his retirement rumours. He had hinted that 2019 Australian Open might happen to be his last Grand Slam tournament as had picked up a hip injury.
However, he underwent a hip resurfacing injury following his run in the Australian Open 2019. Post his surgery, he has also gradually made a comeback to professional tennis via doubles games and the Challenger Tour.
Post that, he was paired up with Serena Williams at the Wimbledon for the mixed doubles category and even participated at the Washington Open men’s doubles event with his brother Jamie.
The 32-year-old, however, missed the Grand Slam US Open in August. In the recently concluded China Open, Murray managed to reach the quarter-final stage where he was defeated by eventual champion Dominic Thiem.
Meanwhile, the Australian Open is scheduled to be played between 20 January and 2 February in Melbourne. Fans and well-wishers will hope for the three-time Grand Slam winner to make a blockbuster return to Grand Slam tournament.