Andy Murray Confirms First Monte Carlo Appearance in 6 Years

Andy Murray Confirms First Monte Carlo Appearance in 6 Years

by Sebastian Dahlman

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Andy Murray will compete at the 2023 Monte-Carlo Masters as he confirmed that he's traveling to Monaco.

Initially, the former world no. 1 was not supposed to qualify for the main draw of the first ATP 1000 clay-court event of the season, which runs from April 9th to 16th. But Murray benefited from a series of withdrawals from players such as Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, and Gael Monfils.

Those withdrawals along with some others, pushed the 57th ranked Murray, who was entering as the 55th ranked, directly into the main draw. Yet, it was not clear if the Scot won't add his name to the long list of withdrawals as it wouldn't be the first time that he would skip the clay-court season to save his body for grass.

But that won't be the case in 2023. On social media, Muray shared a quick update from his life with fans. He mentioned that he finished a training week in Marbella, which was also combined with a family holiday, but also confirmed that he will be traveling to Monte Carlo.

"Just finished a great training week/holiday with my team and family at Puente Romano Beach Resort in Marbella. What a great place. Thanks so much for looking after us. Now on way to Monte-Carlo Masters for first time since 2017! Wish me luck."

Despite many withdrawals, the 2023 Monte-Carlo Masters promises to be a great event as always and the draw will be revealed already tonight.

Although the likes of Nadal, Alcaraz, and Auger-Aliassime won't be there, Novak Djokovic will want to use his chance to triumph, and Stefanos Tsitsipas will surely aim to defend his last year's win.


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