Published: Thu, October 10, 2019
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Murray to make grand slam return at Australian Open 2020

Murray to make grand slam return at Australian Open 2020

In January, ahead of the Australian Open, a tearful Murray had given an emotional press conference announcing that he might have to retire because of long-term injuries.

Murray, 32, a five-time runner-up in Melbourne, has been given a protected ranking of number two.

Murray marked his return to competitive tennis in June, where he won the men's doubles with Feliciano Lopez, and played doubles and mixed doubles tennis at Wimbledon, sharing the court with Serena Williams in a formidable mixed doubles team. "I was on the phone to his agent this morning".

Murray - who played a series of high-profile doubles tournaments after teaming up with Serena Williams in the mixed event at Wimbledon - then opted to skip the US Open in NY.

"For sure Andy will be here", Tiley told the Australian radio station Triple M on Tuesday.

"He is ready to return".

"Confirmed: Andy Murray will return to compete at the #AusOpen in 2020", they tweeted.

"Even until a few weeks ago, maybe a month ago, I didn't know competitively I would be right at the top level", he said.

He had surgery in January and last week reached his first singles quarter-final in more than a year at the China Open. After that, he has returned to the ATP Tour following a comeback via doubles and the Challenger Tour. He dropped a set in the opening round against Juan Ignacio Londero before sealing the match 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Past year a video was played to Murray after his first-round defeat, bidding to wish him an emotional farewell from the game. "But it was nice to be back and playing here again, get the win and hopefully start the next match quicker".

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