Andy Murray steps up singles comeback with ATP 250 and ATP 500 events in China

Andy Murray

Andy Murray will take another step forward in his hopes of returning to full fitness following hip surgery as he has signed up for two ATP Tour events in China in September.

Having undergone hip resurfacing surgery at the start of the year, the three-time Grand Slam winner made a tentative comeback in June by only competing in doubles events.

However, he will play in his first singles tournament in more than a year when he takes part in next week’s Cincinnati Masters as a wildcard.

Although the 32-year-old is yet to confirm if he will compete in the US Open he has now pencilled in the inaugural ATP 250 event in China, the Zhuhai Championships, for September 23-29.

“As I look to play more singles events later in the year, I’m happy to announce I’ll be playing at the inaugural Zhuhai Championships in the week of Sept 23,” he said on Facebook.

“I have always enjoyed playing in China and Zhuhai is meant to be a great city. It’s close to Macau and Hong Kong, with an impressive stadium and I can’t wait to experience it.”

And there was further good news for his Chinese fans as he hopes to play in the China Open – an event he won in 2016 – the following week as well.

“Some more good news for my Chinese fans… I’m also going to play Beijing the week after Zhuhai,” he wrote.

“I’ve got some great memories from playing in Beijing (especially the one below!), it’s a really interesting city, and I’m looking forward to heading back there again!”

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