Updated: 09/02/2014 17:57 | By Press Association

Murray will play in Rotterdam



Andy Murray is heading to Rotterdam

Andy Murray is heading to Rotterdam

Andy Murray has been confirmed as an entrant for next week's ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

The Wimbledon champion has been given a wildcard for the event, which is also set to feature Juan Martin Del Potro - the defending champion - and Tomas Berdych.

The Scot's entry suggests his back remains in a good condition following his return from surgery and a gruelling schedule over the last month consisting of the Australian Open and the Davis Cup.

Murray is scheduled to play in Acapulco later this month before the higher-profile tournaments of Indian Wells and Miami.

"Last week I contacted Andy Murray and his management," said Rotterdam tournament director Richard Krajicek.

"Because he didn't have a tournament planned between Australian Open and Acapulco and came back from Australia free from physical issues, it seemed like a good idea to both of us if he came to Rotterdam.

"After consultation with his coach Ivan Lendl he decided. Obviously this is a great addition to our already very strong field. An excellent opportunity."

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10/02/2014 12:44
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With this extra 500 event, a couple of hard court masters coming and the clay court season to look forward to without any back pain, Andy should push back up the rankings easily; especially with no points to defend from last year's French Open.  If he gets back into the top four for the start of Wimbledon, he'll be one of the favourites to win it. 
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