British No. 1 Andy Murray has accepted a late wildcard entry to the Rotterdam Open next week. The decision came after Murray, who won the title in 2009, decided to take on more matches ahead of Indian Wells next month.
Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro and Tomas Berdych will also take part in the ATP World Tour 500 tournament.
“Last week I contacted Andy Murray and his management,” said Richard Krajicek, the Rotterdam tournament director and 1996 Wimbledon champion. “Because he didn’t have a tournament planned between the Australian Open and [the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in] Acapulco, and came back from Australia free from physical issues, it seemed like a good idea to both of us if he came to Rotterdam.
After consultation with his coach, Ivan Lendl, he agreed. Obviously, this is a great addition to our already very strong field.”
Igor Sijsling and Thiemo de Bakker have also been awarded wild cards in the main draw
The tournament begins Monday, February 10.