MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Three-time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1, Andy Murray, has been granted a wildcard into the 2021 Miami Open presented by Itaú, March 22-April 4 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.
“It is exciting to see Andy back in Miami,” said James Blake, Miami Open Tournament Director. “As someone who has had to battle back from injury during his career, I understand and respect all the hard work Andy has put in to get back on tour.”
Murray, who last played the Miami Open in 2016, is a two-time champion of the event, having won the title in 2009 and 2013. In addition, he reached the event final in 2012 and 2015.
The Scottish legend has won three career Grand Slam titles including the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016. He is also the first person to win two Olympic Gold Medals in singles with victories in London 2012 and Rio 2016. He has won 46 career ATP singles titles and ascended to the World No. 1 ranking on November 7, 2016, a spot he held for 36 weeks.
In 2015, he led Great Britton to its first Davis Cup title since 1936. Joining Murray as main draw wildcard selectees are Carlos Alcaraz (ESP), Michael Mmoh (USA), Hugo Gaston (FRA) and Jack Draper (GBR). On the women’s side, Anna Kalinskaya (RUS), Ana Konjuh (CRO), Storm Sanders (AUS), Katrina Scott (USA), Mayar Sherif (EGY), Xiyu Wang (CHN), and Xinyu Wang (CHN) were granted main draw wildcards.
The Miami Open is also pleased to announce the men’s qualifying wildcard recipients Ulises Blanch (USA), Christopher Eubanks (USA), Toby Kodat (USA), Shintaro Mochizuki (JPN), and Emilio Nava (USA). Additionally, Hailey Baptiste (USA), Olga Danilovic (SRB), Alexandra Eala (Phi), Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE), Robin Montgomery (USA), and Whitney Osuigwe (USA) have been awarded wildcards into the qualifying tournament.
Murray, and the other wildcard selections, strengthen an impressive player field, including 21 players who have combined to win 100 career Grand Slam singles titles. Overall, 74 of the top 77 ranked men, and 72 of top 77 ranked women have entered to play this year’s event, including reigning Australian Open champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka.
A limited number of full tournament packages to the 2021 Miami Open presented by Itaú are on sale now. Fans can go online to http://www.miamiopen.com for more information. If you’re not able to get a ticket to the tournament, make sure you watch all the action live on Tennis Channel, broadcasting from first to last ball. Check your local listings for details. Qualifying rounds will be March 22-23 and will determine 12 additional slots in each singles draw.
The Miami Open also will award wildcards to five men and seven additional women. The women’s main draw begins on Tuesday, March 23, followed by the first round of the men’s main draw on Wednesday, March 24th.