Tournament Director Michael Luevano today announced that former World No.1, winner of three majors and two Olympic Gold medals, Andy Murray has been awarded a wild card into the 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters, Asia’s biggest men’s tournament and only ATP Masters 1000.
“We are delighted to have Andy return to the tournament where he has been so successful,” Mr. Luevano said. “He is incredibly popular with our fans and we are all thrilled to see him back on the courts and heading to Shanghai.
“He has been through a lot physically in recent times so to see him back doing what he loves is very rewarding for everyone in tennis.”
Andy is a four-time finalist and three-time winner at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. He, along with Novak Djokovic, has been in the final more often than any other player.
Andy Murray said: “I’m really looking forward to be going back to Shanghai, a tournament I have had success at in the past – the last time I was there was in 2016. Thanks to the tournament for a wild card, it’s great to be able to continue my comeback and play more tennis in China. Shanghai is a great city; I feel comfortable there and the fans are always supportive.”
In 2010 he became the tournament’s youngest champion at the age of 23 years 5 months and 2 days, that year he defeated Roger Federer in the event’s shortest final – those stats still stand.
The Rolex Shanghai Masters is played at Qizhong Stadium, 5 to 13 October, 2019. Tickets are available through JussTickets via the tournament website www.rolexshanghaimasters.com