Andy Murray takes wild card to return to Metz for first time since 2007

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has received a wild card into next week’s ATP 250 event in Metz. 

Murray, 34, is set to make his second appearance in Metz. 

Murray debuted at the Metz event in 2007, when he made the final before falling short to Tommy Robredo in three sets. 

14 years later, Murray is set to return to Metz as he is hoping to clinch a few wins and make a deep run at the tournament. 

Some of the names that Murrray will be joined by in Metz are Pablo Carreno Busta, Hubert Hurkacz, Gael Monfils and Karen Khachanov. 

Murray’s US Open campaign ended on a frustrating way 

After suffering a five-set defeat in the US Open first round, Murray unloaded on Stefanos Tsitsipas and accused the Greek of bad sportsmanship. 

“Every single it was either — well, before my serve as well. I think when he took the medical timeout, it was just after I had won the third set. Also in the fourth set when I had Love-30, he chose to go — I don’t know if he changed his racquet or what he was doing,” Murray claimed. 

“But, yeah, it can’t be coincidence that it’s happening at those moments. I don’t believe it was causing him any issue at all. The match went on for another two and a bit hours after that or something. He was fine, moving great I thought.

“Yeah, it’s just disappointing because I thought it influenced the outcome of the match. I’m not saying I necessarily win that match, for sure, but it had influence on what was happening after those two breaks. 

“I rate him a lot. I think he is a brilliant player. I think he is great for the game. But I have zero time for that stuff all, and I lost respect for him.”