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Updated on: Friday, October 29, 2021, 12:49 PM IST

Paris Masters: Andy Murray among players to be handed wildcard into main draw

Besides Murray, home favourites Richard Gasquet, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Arthur Rinderknech were also awarded spots in the main draw.
Andy Murray | Photo: Twitter/andy_murray

Andy Murray | Photo: Twitter/andy_murray

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Paris: British tennis star and former World number one Andy Murray will contest in the main draw at the next week's Paris Masters 1000 after being given a wildcard into the event on Thursday.

The decision to hand the three time grand slam champion the wildcard was made by national director of tennis Nicolas Escude, French Tennis Federation president Gilles Moretton and tournament director Guy Forget.

Besides Murray, home favourites Richard Gasquet, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Arthur Rinderknech were also awarded spots in the main draw.

The main draw of the Paris Masters will commence from 3:30 pm (IST) this Saturday at the Accor Arena. The draw for the qualifying event, set to take place this coming Saturday and Sunday, will be held on Friday evening.

Murray who won the 2016 Paris Masters tournament was last seen in action during his loss against Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in the second round of the Erste Bank Open on Wednesday. The 18-year-old exacted revenge over Murray 6-3, 6-4, after falling to him earlier this month in Indian Wells.

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Published on: Friday, October 29, 2021, 12:49 PM IST
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