Australian Open: Andy Murray awarded with main draw wildcard

24 December 2021, 5:39 pm
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Former world number one Andy Murray has been awarded a main draw wildcard at the Australian Open 2022, tournament organisers announced on Thursday.

The Scot will compete at the event for the 14th time. He owns a 48-13 record at the season’s first major, where he has reached the final five times.

“I’m really excited to be back playing at the Australian Open and grateful to Craig and the team for the opportunity,” Murray said in a statement. “I’ve had some great times in Australia playing in front of the amazing crowds and I can’t wait to step back out on court at Melbourne Park.” The 34-year-old last competed at Melbourne Park in 2019, when he lost against Roberto Bautista Agut in a five-set first-round thriller.