Andy Murray will continue his tour of Europe after accepting a wild card into the ATP 250 tournament in Montpellier set to begin on Monday

The free entry for the one-time No. 1 who has struggled for several seasons to try and return from  hip surgery, will allow the Scot to continue his tennis stay in Europe.

The three-time Grand Slam winner was banned from travelling to Australia for the Open last month due to a positive COVID-19 test.

But after Brexit, Murray is just another non-EU player, subject to the long-stay restrictions of any other touristic punter.

He is allowed exactly three months out of every six inside the EU and not a day more/ From now on, his uncomfortable nationality will make tennis life more of a strain.

The 33-year-old  was offered his free entry to the French event as he plays this week in the second of two lower-level Challenger tournaments in Biella, northern Italy.

He lost a final in the Piemonte city on Sunday to Illya Marchenko in straight sets.


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