Andy Murray accepts Miami Open wild card, saying: ‘I want to play matches and work on my ranking’

Andy Murray has accepted a wild card to continue his comeback at the Miami Open later this month.

Murray has had a stop-start beginning to the year. He was forced to pull out of the Australian Open due to a positive coronavirus test.

He then returned at Rotterdam and looked to be moving very well again, but had to withdraw from Dubai this week due to the birth of his fourth child.

However, he has now confirmed he will be back on tour this month.

“It is exciting to see Andy back in Miami,” Miami Open Tournament Director James Blake said on Monday.

“As someone who has had to battle back from injury during his career, I understand and respect all the hard work Andy has put in to get back on tour.”

Andy Murray said of Miami: “It’s a city I love, and I’ve spent a lot of time here over the last 15 years, I feel comfortable.

“But over the next few months, I want to play matches — especially against the top players — work on my game and climb the rankings. I want to get back playing a sport I love.”

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