Published On: Fri, May 10th, 2024
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Andy Murray confirms comeback tournament and picks French Open doubles partner | Tennis | Sport

Andy Murray will make his return to action at a second-tier Challenger event in Bordeaux next week.

And the Scot has confirmed he will play doubles at the French Open with Dan Evans as preparation for his potential farewell at the Olympics.

The three-time Grand Slam winner, who turns 37 next week, had feared his season – and maybe his career – was over after rupturing ankle ligaments at the Miami Open in March.

Murray had announced earlier this year that he did not plan to “play much past this summer” and appeared to be in a race against time to be fit for a final Wimbledon.

But the double Olympic champion did not require surgery and announced earlier this week that he had accepted a wildcard to play the claycourt event at the Gonet Geneva Open starting on May 19.

Now the former world No.1 will get ready for a return to the ATP Tour by playing the BNP Paribas Primrose in Bordeaux starting on Tuesday (May 14).

Murray has played the French Open only once since his 2019 hip surgery when he lost in the opening round to Stan

But the Scot now ranked world No.77, intends to play the singles and the doubles at Roland Garros starting on May 26. The Olympic tennis tournament will be staged in the same venue from July 27 and that could now be Murray’s final event if he decides against playing a final US Open. The Scot won his first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows in 2012.

Murray faces a busy schedule before then as he will start his grass-court season at the Boss Open in Stuttgart on June 10 before playing the Cinch Championships at Queen’s Club the following week. Wimbledon starts on July 1.

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