Andy Murray Receives Delray Beach Wild Card
Former World No. 1 Andy Murray will compete in the 2021 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com as a wild card, the tournament announced Saturday. The 33-year-old will be the 11th former World No. 1 to play in the event's history.
“I am looking forward to starting the 2021 season in Delray Beach.” Murray said in a press release. “This event will be a good test for me and I’m excited to be back playing on the Tour.”
Murray is set to make his tournament debut in the evening session on 8 January.
This ATP 250 is played on hard court, a surface on which Murray has long enjoyed success. The 46-time tour-level titlist has lifted 34 of his trophies on hard courts, including his past eight triumphs.
The World No. 122, who is still working his way back to top form following 2019 hip surgery, last won a title in the United States at the 2013 Miami Open presented by Itau. He showed signs of good form after the ATP Tour's return this August, when he upset Alexander Zverev at the Western & Southern Open.
Murray will be joined in the Delray Beach field by former World No. 3 Milos Raonic and four former champions: Kei Nishikori (2008), Sam Querrey (2016), Frances Tiafoe (2018) and Reilly Opelka (2020). No. 1 American John Isner and Chilean star Cristian Garin are also entered.