Season appears to be over for Andy Murray as he’s not named on Paris wildcard list

Andy Murray appears to have played his last competitive tennis of 2020 after he wasn’t named as one of the four wildcards for the Paris Masters.

The former world number one has too low a ranking to automatically qualify for the event, so would have required a wildcard to play the event.

However, his name was not one of the four that was announced this week, so he is now almost certain to not play again until 2021.

Injury is the most likely reason, as he was forced to withdraw from Cologne 2 last week due to tendinitis in his hip.

It is a similar complaint to that which kept him out of the first part of the season, although he managed to return first at the Battle of the Brits tournaments and then when the ATP Tour resumed in August.

It draws a line under an ultimately frustrating year for Murray, who had hoped to build on his European Open title last season and make serious inroads into regaining his fitness.

A win against Alexander Zverev at the Cincinnati Open was a serious highlight though, as was his thrilling comeback win over Yoshihota Nishioka at the US Open.

Murray will likely now return to the practice court and try to be ready for the 2021 season, with the Australian Open an obvious early target.

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