Andy Murray news: ‘I am looking forward to heading out there,’ says Brit as he confirms next event

Andy Murray in action

Andy Murray will be back in action sooner rather than later with the former world No 1 announcing he will once again compete at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament.

The ATP 500 Rotterdam event will be his first tournament since his second-round exit from the Australian Open.

Having finished runner-up to Aslan Karatsev at the Sydney International, Murray had high hopes of a deep run at the season-opening Grand Slam in Melbourne and he made an impressive start as he defeated 21st seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in the opening round.

However, he crashed out in the next round as he meekly went down against Taro Daniel in straight sets.

He was initially only scheduled to return later in February as he is due to compete in Doha and Dubai, but has now also signed up for the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament after receiving a wildcard.

“Really excited to announce I’ll be playing in Rotterdam next week at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament,” he announced on Facebook.

“Really grateful for the opportunity to play and have always enjoyed my time at the tournament, so I am looking forward to heading out there in the next few days! #LetsGo”

Murray is a former champion in Rotterdam as he won the tournament in 2009. He also competed in the event last year as he was handed a wildcard entry, but lost in the second round to eventual winner Andrey Rublev from Russia.

Daniil Medvedev’s name also appears on the entry list, but it remains to be seen if the Russian will play following his Australian Open heartbreak as the world No 2 finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal in an exhausting five-set match.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rublev, FĂ©lix Auger-Aliassime and British No 1 Cameron Norrie are some of the other players who are expected to feature.