Andy Murray given wildcard, Daniil Medvedev withdraws from Rotterdam Open

Daniil Medvedev who recently lost to Spain’s Rafael Nadal in the finals of the Australian Open said that it was too early for him to come back to court after his five-set loss to Nadal on Sunday.

Russian tennis player, Daniil Medvedev and Italy’s Jannik Sinner have withdrawn from the next week’s Rotterdam Open in the Netherlands. They will be replaced by Britain’s Andy Murray and Frances’ Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Daniil Medvedev who recently lost to Spain’s Rafael Nadal in the finals of the Australian Open said that it was too early for him to come back to court after his five-set loss to Nadal on Sunday at Rod Laver Arena. Whereas, Jannik Sinner currently ranking no.10 will not be able to travel due to COVID-19.

Medvedev said that unfortunately, he will not play in Rotterdam this year as he just got back from Australia and is not ready to compete. He believes that Rotterdam is one of his favourite stops and he looks forward to coming back in the future.

Recently both of them, Murray and Tsonga have recovered from a long-term injury and are entering as wildcards for the event, which is all set to start from Monday.

The first edition of the Rotterdam Open was held in 1972, won by the American tennis player, Arthur Ashe. It is a part of the ATP 500 series on the ATP tour and has been held annually at the Rotterdam Ahoy.

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