Andy Murray Awarded Wild-Card Entry into 2020 French Open

Andy Murray. Photo by Mike Frey/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9304124d)

After entering this year’s U.S. Open as a wild-card, former world No.1 Andy Murray will take the same route for the 2020 French Open.

The tournament organizers handed out eight wild-card invitations into the men’s singles main draw, with Murray being the only non-French player to receive one. The non-French players in women’s singles to get invited were Wimbledon semi-finalist from 2010 Tsvetana Pironkova and Eugenie Bouchard, who has Wimbledon finals and French Open semi-finals appearance.

Murray, who has three career Grand Slams, struggled with injuries in recent years and was close to walking away from tennis for good at one point. This caused him to have a significant drop in rankings as he plummeted to No.129 ahead of US Open. After reaching the second round, in which he was eliminated by FelixAugerAliassime, the 33-year-old player improved to No.110, but that still wasn’t enough to enter the main draw at Roland Garros.

Andy Murray’s best result at the French Open was a Finals appearance in 2016 when he lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets. Murray, who also has four semi-finals in Paris, hasn’t played the tournament since 2017.