Looking forward to a great season ahead, Former World No.1 Andy Murray accepted Delray Beach ATP 250 event and Australian Open 2021 invitations. However, three-time Grand Slam champion has now cancelled his trip to Florida due to reducing the risk of contracting Coronavirus.
The 33-years-old Brit has been battling with injuries since 2017, and also he underwent hip surgery twice in the last couple of years. As a result, he missed several tournaments of the 2020 season and ranked outside of hundred.
With the intention of improving ranking, the two-time Wimbledon champion has been using wild cards for participating tournaments. And, Murray is not missing any opportunities like playing ATP 250 events.
But now, the former British No.1 has announced that he would miss the 2021 season curtain removing tournament Delray Beach Open due to increasing cases of COVID-19.
“After much deliberation with my team I’ve decided not to travel to play in Delray Beach,” Murray said.
“I Want To Minimise The Risks Ahead of the Australian Open”, says Five-time finalist of Melbourne Major
Even though Andy Murray will enter the Australian Open after a year hiatus, he received a wild card last week with a heartwarming greeting. In the previous appearance(2019), he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round in five sets.
The Scot continued, “Given the increase in Covid rates and the transatlantic flights involved, I want to minimise the risks ahead of the Australian Open. I’m really thankful for the understanding of the tournament, and I look forward to playing there soon.”
However, Andy Murray’s recent straight-set victories against his compatriots Dan Evans and Cameron Norrie in the Battle of the Brits exhibition event say that he will impact the upcoming season.