Andy Murray’s 2024 tennis schedule: Which tournaments will feature on tennis great’s ‘farewell tour’?

Shahida Jacobs
Andy Murray in action

Andy Murray has confirmed that he “doesn’t plan on playing much past this summer”, so let’s look at the tournaments that are likely to feature on his “farewell tour”.

Just under 19 years after he made his ATP Tour debut at the Barcelona Open in April 2005, Murray is set to bring the curtain down on a distinguished tennis career that saw him win 46 singles titles – including three Grand Slams and two Olympic gold medals – and become No 1 in the ATP Rankings.

But which tournaments will have the honour of welcoming the great Andy Murray over the next few months?

Indian Wells Open – March 6-17

Andy Murray is set to kick off his final North American hard-court swing at the Indian Wells Open – a tournament where he finished runner-up in 2019 after losing in straight sets against Rafael Nadal.

Last year he reached the third round before going down 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 against fellow Brit Jack Draper.

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Arizona Tennis Classic – March 12-17

If Murray loses early in Indian Wells, then he will compete on the ATP Challenger Tour during the second week of March as he has signed up for the 175 category event in Phoenix.

Christopher Eubanks, Tomas Martin Etcheverry, Marcos Giron, Emil Ruusuvuori, Max Purcell and Jack Draper are some of the other ATP stars who could also feature.

Miami Open – March 18-31

The second leg of the Sunshine Double, the Miami Open, could well be Murray’s final top-class tournament on American soil (although who knows, he might compete at the US Open later this year).

Murray is a two-time champion in Florida as he won titles in 2009 when he beat Novak Djokovic in the final and 2013 when he defeated David Ferrer.

Monte Carlo Masters – April 8-14

Murray made his first appearance at Monte Carlo since 2018 when he competed in the ATP Masters 1000 clay-court event last year. However, it wasn’t a happy return as he lost in the first round against Alex de Minaur.

His best performances in the Principality came in 2009, 2011 and 2016 when he reached the semi-final.

Madrid Open – April 22 to May 5

Andy Murray won the 2015 Madrid Open when he stunned two-time defending champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the final while the following year he lost against Novak Djokovic in the showpiece match.

He lost in the first round last year.

Aix-en-Provence – April 29 to May 5

Another early exit in the Spanish capital could see Murray drop down to the ATP Challenger Tour level again to get some matches under his belt ahead of Roland Garros.

Last year he signed up for the Aix-en-Provence and went all the way as he defeated Tommy Paul in the final.

Italian Open – May 6-13

Murray – a winner in Rome in 2016 – made first-round exits in six of the eight ATP Masters 1000 events he played in last year with the Italian Open being one of them.

If he does end up with a few wins to his name, then this could be his final warm-up event before Roland Garros.

Roland Garros – May 27-June 9

Andy Murray hasn’t played at the French Open since 2020 when he lost in the first round against Stan Wawrinka.

However, during his press conference announcing his imminent retirement, he stated “I would like to play one more time” adding that “I like the tournament. I like playing at Roland Garros”.

His best performance in the French capital came in 2016 when he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic.

Surbiton Trophy – June 2-9

After skipping Roland Garros last year, Murray kicked off his grass-court season early as he signed up for the ATP Challenger Tour event in Surbiton. And he went all the way as he won the title.

He could enter the event again this year if he loses early in Paris.

Nottingham Open – June 10-16

Murray won back-to-back ATP Challenger Tour events last year as he followed up the Surbiton title with the Nottingham trophy.

Nottingham locals could well see him play again there this year as part of his farewell tour.

Queen’s Club Championship – June

Back in 2017, Murray made a lifelong commitment to the Queen’s Club Championship stating “I’m really happy to know that I will play at Queen’s for as long as my career lasts”.

The former world No 1 has won the ATP 500 event five, more than any other player, with those titles coming in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

He also won the doubles title alongside Feliciano Lopez in 2019.

Wimbledon – July 1-14

Wimbledon will be Andy Murray’s swansong in Great Britain. It is the place where he made his Grand Slam debut as he was awarded a wildcard for the 2005 edition and ended up reaching the third round.

He reached his first final in 2012, losing in four sets against Roger Federer, but the following year he was the last man standing on the hallowed Centre Court turf as he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final to become the first British man to win the Wimbledon title since Fred Perry in 1936.

If Murray opts not to play at the Paris Games, then Wimbledon 2024 will be his great farewell.

Paris Olympics – July 27-August 4

Murray is a two-time Olympic singles gold medallist and he has confirmed that he wants to play in Paris, saying “even if the Olympics was not after Wimbledon, I would still want to play it”.

A hat-trick of gold Olympic medals would be some way to end your career.

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