Andy Murray competed in the ATP Challenger in Rennes after losing a five-set struggle against World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open 2021.
Despite winning in the first round in Rennes, the former World No. 1 was unable to overcome Germany’s Yannick Maden and was defeated in straight sets. The match ended with a score of 3-6, 1-6.
Andy Murray will now compete as a wildcard at the ATP Moselle Open 2021 after being eliminated from the ATP Challenger in Rennes. The ATP 250 tournament will take place from September 20 to September 26, 2021. The tournament will be held in Metz, France, on a hard court.
Two more players, in addition to Murray, will be playing as wildcards in the tournament. Lucas Pouille and Gregoire Barrere, both from France, are the others.
ATP250 Metz main draw wildcards:— Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) September 18, 2021
Murray’s 2021 tennis season
Andy Murray competed in more tournaments in 2021 than he did the previous year. He wowed the crowds at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships before losing in the third round to Denis Shapovalov. Following that, he competed in the Cincinnati Masters 2021 but failed to make an impression.
Murray exhibited a remarkable fighting spirit in New York, despite losing to Tsitsipas in the first round of the US Open 2021. The three-time Grand Slam champion convincingly demonstrated that he had plenty of tennis left in him.
Murray has previously confirmed that he would compete as a wildcard at the Indian Wells Masters in 2021. The Moselle Open 2021 can serve as a warm-up tournament for the British player in this situation, and it may even assist him to improve his rankings.