Murray Grand Slam Comeback On Hold

Andy Murray

MELBOURNE, December 29, 2019 (AO Press Release)

Andy Murray announced today that he will not be playing in Australia in 2020 and will miss both the ATP Cup and the Australian Open.

“I’ve worked so hard to get myself into a situation where I can play at the top level and I’m gutted I’m not going to be able to play in Australia in January,” Murray said.

“After the AO this year, when I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to play again, I was excited about coming back to Australia and giving my best, and that makes this even more disappointing for me.

“Unfortunately I’ve had a setback recently and as a precaution, need to work through that before I get back on court competing.”

“I know how excited Andy was about coming back to compete in Australia in January, and how disappointed he is not to make it for 2020,” Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said.

“Andy’s last match at the Australian Open was a five-set roller coaster that none of us who witnessed it will ever forget. His determination and iron will was on display for all to see, and it’s that fighting spirit that has driven him to come back from a potentially career-ending injury to achieve the results he has this year. 

“Although we will miss him in January, we wish him all the very best for his recovery and look forward to seeing him back on court very soon.”