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Murray enters Gijon Open 250 draw

Murray enters Gijon Open 250 draw

09/30/2022 18:25

CEST


The UK will participate in the tournament upon receiving one of the organisation’s invitations.

Also in the draw is Dominic Thiem, winner of the 2020 US Open

The organization of the Gijon Open 250 today announced the former No. 1 appearance in the world and two-time Wimbledon winner Andy Murray in the tournament draw, which will be played from 8 to 16 October, raising the level and interest in a tournament that Moscow was able to reach the city of Asturian after the tournament was sanctioned.

Murray Will participate in the tournament upon receipt of an invitation from the organizationIn this case the one that was in possession of the Asturian Tennis Federation, which had already done the same to Feliciano López, and was waiting for a third one, which the Spanish Federation would announce on Monday.

The British tennis player is ranked 68th in the ATP but has a great track record which includes gold medals at the 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon tournaments, the 2012 and 2018 Olympic Games or the 2015 Davis Cup, as well as being a five-time finalist. At the Australian Open and once at Roland Garros.

Asturian Tennis Federation president Fernando Castanos assures “there may be some more surprises”.As two more invitations are yet to be given to the players who have reached the final round of this week’s tournament and are interested to participate.

There are also nine other players in the top 50 of the ATP rankings at the Open Gijon 250. Andrey Rublev (9) led by Pablo Carreo (14), Roberto Bautista (21), Francisco Serendolo (27), Alejandro Davidovich (28), Tommy Paul (29), Sebastian Baez (37), Albert Ramos (4) and Sebastian In Korda (49).

There will be many more in the top hundred like Jaime Munar, Adrian Mannarino, Benjamin Bonzi, Arthur Rinderknecht, Joao Sousa, Pedro Kachin, Marcos Giron, Ilya Ivashka or Fabio Fognini.

The table also shows Dominic ThiemWinner of the 2020 US Open, but a series of injuries dropped him to 211 in the world when he dropped to number 6 and who is trying to recover his best form.

With a little over a week left for the tournament to start, 19,000 of the 28,000 seats are already being sold at prices ranging from 10 to 60 euros per day.

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