Andy Murray adds China Open to schedule as he looks to steps up comeback bid

Andy Murray forehand

Andy Murray has committed himself to playing in the China Open in October, it has been confirmed.

The three-time Grand Slam winner is back on the ATP Tour after a year out with a serious hip injury.

Murray played Queen’s and Eastbourne before Wimbledon before pulling our of the main event due to concerns over playing five-set tennis too early.

He has, however, travelled to the United States where he has stepped up his comeback bid, beating Mackenzie McDonald in the first round of the Washington Open on Monday.

He is also scheduled to play the Cincinnati Open after being granted a wildcard, and looks a good bet to tackle the US Open too.

Murray is a former winner in Beijing, which he won in 2016 as part of a surge towards becoming world number one.