Andy Murray will test his indoor fitness at one of the two new ATP indoor events now scheduled for Cologne starting October 12.
The new back-to back tournament in the same German city on the Rhine were among four announced by the ATP on Thursday as part of a revised autumn calendar modified due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The first of the two German tournaments will feature national No. 1 Alexander Zverev, while Murray is due to headline at the second.
Frenchman Gael Monfils has also signed on to the ATP 250 events.
“It’s great that two ATP tournaments are being held in Cologne in this difficult season,” US Open fifth seed Zverev said.
“Playing in Germany is always something very special for me, so I would be very happy if as many spectators as possible could be there.
“I had a very good restart on the tour in New York, and I’m in good spirits that I can take my strong form with me to Cologne.”
The other two new events are a clay tournament on the Italian island of Sardegna from October 12 opposite Cologna and an October 26 indoor date in Kazakhstan.
The ATP warns that any and all events on the cobbled-together calendar are subject to changes in the virus situation in any and all locales.