Andy Murray will make a competitive return to San Diego at the end of the  month after receiving a wild card entry on Monday into the new ATP 250 event in the California border city.

The former No. 1 whose last few seasons have been a struggle with injury, first travelled to the sailing and watersport mecca which sits across from Tijuana in a 2014 Davis Cup tie.

The hardcourt event will be played from September 27, meaning Murray will likely be crossing the Atlantic for the second time in a matter of weeks after losing in the US Open first round in late August to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Murray led Britain’s 3-1 Davis success seven years ago over the US on a temporary clay court in the city; he clinched the tie in four sets against Sam Querrey.

.“I have great memories of that Davis Cup tie. It was a great experience playing in a baseball stadium,” the Scot said in a statement.

“San Diego is a really nice city and I’m looking forward to going back there later this month for the San Diego Open.”

The tournament will draw a solid field due to its position as lead-in event for the rescheduled Indian Wells Masters, normally held in March but postponed due to COVID.

Other leading entries include Top 10 players Andrey Rublev, Denis Shapovalov, and Casper Ruud.

Main photo:- Andy Murray lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in first round of US Open by Garrett Ellwood/USTA


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