Andy Murray Receives Wildcard To Play At Surbiton Trophy
In a surprising move, Great Britain’s tennis star Andy Murray has been granted a wildcard to participate in the Surbiton Trophy – the first event of the British grass-court season. The 36-year-old withdrew from his French Open commitments to focus on preparing for Wimbledon. Murray will join British number two Dan Evans, seeded at the top, in the men’s draw. Despite an injury-ridden past few years and no competitive action since March this year, he is expected to give tough competition to other players. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) also announced yesterday that five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has accepted a wildcard entry into Rothesay Classic in Birmingham. This will be only her second appearance at this women-only tournament starting on June 19th. The Surbiton Trophy begins on June 5th. Murray expressed his delight by saying “It’s nice to play somewhere that has traditional club feels where I’m hoping to get some good practice matches during the week in front of my home crowd.” Moreover, fellow Britons Jodie Burrage, Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter, Katie Swan and Heather Watson are all set for their respective draws at Surbiton.
The Road Ahead
Given his talent and experience as one of Britain’s greatest tennis players ever – three Grand Slam titles are testament enough – it remains unclear what else Murray can achieve or if he can recapture his previous form with so many injuries hampering him lately. Nevertheless ,he remains an exciting player who never shies away from giving everything while playing; hence we can expect fireworks when he gets back onto court soon! In conclusion: Don’t miss out seeing Andy Murray back in action next month at the SURBITON TROPHY.