Having had to sadly miss the Australian Open due to a positive Covid-19 test days before the Brit was due to travel to Melbourne the plans of Andy Murray were thrown into doubt and had to be reshuffled.
A trip to Melbourne was swapped as with a trip to Biella taking part in the first of two consecutive ATP Challenger Events held there.
5 time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray was up against the German Maximilian Marterer in the first round who at his 14th attempt won his first Grand Slam match at Melbourne Park a few years back.
Max won the first set in the first round and Andy Murray went onto win eight consecutive sets of tennis having not played in four months and not won in five. In the final Murray was up against Marchenko from the Ukraine in the final on Valentines Day but lost in straight sets.
The plan then was to hang around in Biella for the second of two ATP Challenger events behind held but plans have changed for Andy Murray who is swapping Italy for France.
Open Sud de France
Andy will be back in full ATP competition after being given a wildcard for the ATP 250 event in Marseille.
Murray will be in action on Monday against Bulgaria’s Egor Gerasimov in a draw which also welcomes back Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Trip to Rotterdam?
The following week (1st of March) the Brit is also set to play in Rotterdam at the ATP 500 event as he continues to get some match rhythm under his belt on the indoor hard courts.
What happens after Marseille and Rotterdam? That is the unknown, obviously it depends on how Murray gets on at these two events but a month usually filled by Indian Wells and Miami is slightly different.
Indian Wells as we know is off for now, it is possible Murray could head back to Marseille the week beginning the 8th of March before a possible journey to Dubai or Acapulco before Miami Open at the end of the month.