Andy Murray was on Friday added to the field for the upcoming Rotterdam ATP 500 event, joining Alexander Zverev as a wild in the Dutch port city.
The former world No. 1 Scot has been doing it tough for three or more seasons since two hip surgeries which put the knock on his career. Murray will compete next week in Montpellier on the Tour before the March 1 start in Rotterdam.
The 33-year-old won the Dutch trophy in 2015.
“Andy is of course on his way back from a lingering injury. We would like to offer him the opportunity to take another step in his comeback,” TD Richard Krajicek said.
“With his honors list and his unique performances at Wimbledon (2013 and 2016 titles) among others, he is one of the audience favourites.”
With No. 7 Zverev now in the mix, the tournament lineup will feature six of the world Top 10.
“We already had a fantastic field, but this is a bonus of course. With Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini and now Zverev, we have a stronger field than ever before,” Krajicek said.
Murrya joins fellow former champions Gael Monfils and Stan Wawrinka at the Ahoy stadium.