Andy Murray has entered a lower-tier challenger match in Italy subsequent month after withdrawing from the Australian Open with the coronavirus.
Murray is listed to play an indoor match in Biella beginning February 15 – whereas the Australian Open remains to be on – the Italian Tennis Federation mentioned Wednesday.
The match has 132,000 euros ($208,000) in prize cash.
Murray examined constructive for COVID-19 shortly earlier than he was attributable to board a constitution flight to Melbourne, the place he had been given a wild-card entry.
Murray is a former No.1 who’s presently ranked 123rd as he works his manner again from hip points that led to 2 operations.
He final performed a challenger occasion in August 2019 in Mallorca, Spain, whereas recovering from his hip issues.
Additionally entered for the Biella match are 54th-ranked Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who additionally examined constructive for COVID-19 earlier than his deliberate journey to Australia, No.74 Lucas Pouille, Sebastian Korda, Andreas Seppi and Lorenzo Musetti.
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