Andy Murray, the former World No. 1, has accepted a wild card into the Stockholm Open, organizers announced on Thursday. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner, will play in Stockholm for the first time at the age of 34.

According to Jose Morgado, Murray, who is currently ranked No. 156 in the world, has gotten 14 wild cards this season. Murray recently defended himself by claiming that he deserved all of the wild cards he received in tournaments.

“I’m grateful that they have given me the opportunity to play here,” Murray as per reports on Tennis Up To Date.

“But do I feel bad about it? No, I don’t feel bad about it.

“After what I’ve gone through the last three, four years and what I’ve achieved for the game beforehand,

“I don’t feel like I need to justify the reasons for why I should get wild cards.”

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Andy Murray. Source: ndtv.com

Murray ‘amazed’ by what he’s accomplishing since making comeback

Murray has endured two major hip surgeries since 2017, yet he still won Antwerp in 2019 and pushed world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas to a fifth set at the US Open this year.

“It has been amazing that I have been able to even get back and be playing,” Murray said.

“Some of the results I have had, some will go ‘Oh he’s not winning enough against top players or he should be doing better’.

“But I shouldn’t be doing better than what I am with the situation with my body and what I have been through.

“I don’t think there are many players who would be able to compete with the top five players with a metal hip.

“I am proud of myself for putting myself in a position to compete with those guys.

“But ultimately if I want to get back to somewhere close to the level I was at before I need to be winning those matches”.

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