Andy Murray’s 2023 tennis schedule: Where is he competing next and his season so far…

Shahida Jacobs
Andy Murray in action

A look at Andy Murray’s 2023 tennis schedule and his results so far this campaign…

Former world No 1 Murray has enjoyed a rollercoaster 2023 season with several highs and several lows. Some of the highs include his marathon run at the Australian Open and three trophies on the ATP Challenger Tour that saw him return to the top 40 in the ATP Rankings.

On the other end of the scale, he has failed to reach the latter stages of the Grand Slams as well as several ATP Masters 1000 tournaments.

What’s to follow…

It is pretty difficult to nail down Andy Murray’s schedule as he often accepts wildcards at the last minute. Last year he competed in 19 tournaments and 11 of those were wildcard entries.

However, Murray will be off to North America for the hard-court swing and after that he could head to Asia before ending his campaign in Europe.

Confirmed and unconfirmed events

Washington Open – July 31-August 6

After kicking off his 2022 North American hard-court season at the Hall of Fame Open, Andy Murray will make a delayed start to the campaign this year as he skipped the Hall of Fame tournament.

Instead, he will feature first at the Washington Open.

The Brit has played in four tournaments in Washington with his best performance a run to the final in 2006. Last year he lost against Mikael Ymer in three sets in his opener as he struggled with cramps.

Canadian Open – August 7-13

Three-time Canadian Open champion Murray made his return last year after a six-year absence and he lost in the opening round against Taylor Fritz.

When Murray was at his peak, he beat Djokovic in the 2015 final, Roger Federer in the 2010 final and Juan Martin del Potro in the 2009 final.

Cincinnati Open – August 14-20

Murray, who won titles Mason in 2008 and 2011, has played in the ATP Masters 1000 event the past five years, but has failed to make it past the third round.

Last year he beat Stan Wawrinka in three sets in the first round before going down against Cameron Norrie.

US Open – August 28-September 10

The 2012 Flushing Meadows champion reached the third round last year, his best run since he made it to the quarter-final in 2016, before going down in four sets against Matteo Berrettini.

If he is seeded, then he could enjoy a deep run.

Astana Open / China Open – September 25-October 1

Back in 2022, Murray played only three events after the US Open (Gijon, Basel, Paris), but pre-Covid he played the Asia swing and some European events.

He was due to play at the Astana Open last year, but withdrew due to illness and played at the Gijon Open (which is not on the calendar this year) instead.

He could finally make an appearance in Kazakhstan or he could head to Asia.

Shanghai Masters – October 2-9

The Shanghai Masters is due to return this year after a three-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic and Murray is likely to add the tournament to his calendar.

He is a three-time champion with his titles coming in 2010, 2011 and 2015. His last appearance was in 2019 when he lost in the second round.

Stockholm Open / European Open / Japan Open – October 16-22

Murray played in both Antwerp and Stockholm in 2021 as the dates didn’t clash while last year he skipped both tournaments.

He could also opt to play at the ATP 500 Japan Open, given he is likely to be in Asia after the Shanghai Masters.

Swiss Indoors / Vienna Open – October 23-29

Two more tournaments that are not fixtures on Murray’s calendar as in 2022 he played in Basel, losing in the second round while the previous year he exited the Austrian tournament in the round of 16.

Paris Masters – October 30-November 5

Murray won the 2016 Paris Masters, but then missed the next four editions due to injury and fitness concerns.

He finally made his return in 2021 but lost in the first round and made another opening-round exit last year as he went down against Giles Simon.

Andy Murray’s 2023 season so far…

Adelaide International

It was not the greatest of starts to the campaign for former world No 1 Murray as he lost his first match of the season, going down in straight sets against American youngster Sebastian Korda in the first round of the ATP 250 event.

Australian Open

Next up was the first Grand Slam of 2023 and Murray produced some lungbusting displays as he first defeated 13th seed Matteo Berrettini in five sets and then followed it up by going the distance again against Thanasi Kokkinakis with the match lasting five hours and 45 minutes. His run was finally ended by Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round.

In total, he spent more than four hours on the court in three matches.

Qatar Open

After a month-long break, Murray made his return at the ATP 250 event in Doha and it was a good week in the Middle East as he reached the final.

And he once again did things the hard way as he won four consecutive matches in three sets – saving match points in the semi-final against Jiri Lehecka in the semi-final.

However, he came unstuck in the final as lost in straight sets against Daniil Medvedev.

Indian Wells Open

He was due to play in the Dubai Tennis Championships after the Qatar Open, but withdrew from the ATP 500 event in order to rest for the Sunshine Double.

He made a perfect start to the ATP Masters 1000 event in California, winning his opening two matches before going down 7-6 (8-6) against fellow Brit Jack Draper in the third round.

Miami Open

Things started to unravel for Murray as he was dumped out from the Miami Open in the first round, losing 6-4, 7-5 against Dusan Lajovic.

Monte-Carlo Masters

Murray’s Monte Carlo Masters return didn’t go well as he was humbled 6-1, 6-4 by 14th seed Alex de Minaur in the first round. It was his first appearance at the clay-court ATP Masters 1000 event since 2017.

Madrid Open

The former world No 1’s woes continued in the Spanish capital as he suffered his third consecutive first-round defeat on the ATP Tour.

This time he went down against unheralded Italian Andrea Vavassori in straight sets.

Aix-en-Provence Challenger

Murray opted to take a step down to the ATP Challenger Tour and it proved to be a good decision as he won his first title at Challenger Tour level in two decades, defeating top seed Tommy Paul in the final in France.

Italian Open

Playing at Foro Italico for the first time since 2017, Murray was hoping his run in France would give him a boost on the ATP Tour.

However, he suffered another first-round exit as he went down 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 against Fabio Fognini.

BNP Paribas Primrose Bordeaux

He was back on the ATP Challenger Tour the week after, but it was another early exit as he was humbled 6-4, 6-0 by fellow veteran Stan Wawrinka.

Surbiton Trophy

After opting to skip the French Open, Murray stayed on the Challenger Tour and again he was rewarded as he won his second title at the level in 2023.

Seeded second, the Brit defeated Jurij Rodionov 6-3, 6-2 in the final.

Nottingham Open

Two ATP Challenger Tour titles soon became three as the former world No 1 also went all the way at the Nottingham Open.

His back-to-back titles raised hopes that he would be seeded for Wimbledon.

Queen’s Club Championships – June 19-25

Knowing he had to reach the latter stages of the ATP 500 event in order to be seeded for his home Grand Slam, Murray’s hopes were ended in the opening round as he was beaten 6-3, 6-1 by Alex de Minaur.

Wimbledon

Despite his Queen’s Club setback, Murray had high hopes of reaching the final week at Wimbledon as he was still high on confidence after his ATP Challenger Tour titles.

And he received another boost with a three-set win over fellow Brit Ryan Peniston in the first round to set up a second-round clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

He slugged it out with the fifth set for five sets, but it was the Greek who emerged victorious with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (2-7), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 victory.

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