Former champions Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters handed wildcards for 2020 US Open

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Former champions Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters will be in the main draw for the 2020 US Open after they were handed wildcard entries for the tournament.

Three-time Grand Slam winner Murray, who won his maiden major at Flushing Meadows in 2012, is currently ranked No 129, one place below the direct entry list.

It will be the 33-year-old’s first Grand Slam singles appearance since the 2019 Australian Open as he underwent hip resurfacing surgery at the start of last year and, although he made a tentative return a few months later, he suffered a setback late in the season.

Murray will also be playing in the US Open warm-up event, the Western & Southern Open at Flushing Meadows, as he has also received a wildcard for the ATP Masters 1000 event.

Seven American men, Ulises Blanch, Maxime Cressy, Sebastian Korda, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Michael Mmoh, Brandon Nakashima and JJ Wolf, were also handed wildcards.

Three-time US Open champion Clijsters will also feature in the double header New York as she continues her latest comeback.

Having retired for a second time in 2012, the mother of three made a competitive return to the WTA Tour earlier this year.

Clijsters won the title in 2005, 2009 and 2010.

Americans Usue Arconada, CiCi Bellis, Francesca Di Lorenzo, Caroline Dolehide, Ann Li, Robin Montgomery and Whitney Osuigwe also received wildcards.

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