Former world No. 1 Andy Murray is set to make his 12th appearance at the Miami Masters after receiving a wildcard for the event.
Murray, who has made four finals in Miami throughout his career, won it all at the tournament in 2009 and 2013, while he ended runner-iup in 2012 and 2015.
Murray, who climbed up to No. 1 in the world for the first time in 2016, hasn’t played at the Miami Masters since 2016.
Besides Murray, the Miami organizers also handed wildcards to rising stars Carlos Alcaraz, Michael Mmoh, Jack Draper and Hugo Gaston.
Alcaraz, Draper and Gaston are all set to make their debut appearances on the hard courts of Miami.
On the other side, Mmoh has made three main draw appearances in Miami and his best result at the tournament came in 2018 when he made the third round.
Murray recently won his first ATP match in 2021
Murray beat Robin Haase in the Rotterdam first round two weeks ago.
“It’s not easy,” Murray said after his first tour-level win since August, per The Herald Scotland.
“Every time I lose a match I’m getting told to retire, that I should stop playing, that I’m finished and got nothing left or whatever and it’s sad and all of these things.”
Murray is now ranked at No. 118 in the world.
“It’s not easy. I feel like I’m playing for my career just now, each time I step on court, which is a motivation in some ways,” Murray said. “But it also adds a bit of extra stress. There’s a bit of extra doubt there and on top of that I’m playing with a metal hip, which is hard. Trust me, it’s not easy.
“So it’s a big challenge for me just now and one that I’ll meet head on, but it’s not easy just now. The last few months have been a bit of a struggle”