Andy Murray’s 2023 tennis schedule: Where is he competing next after withdrawing from Dubai event?

Andy Murray in action Credit: Alamy
Andy Murray in action Credit: Alamy

A look at Andy Murray’s 2023 tennis schedule and his results so far this campaign…

He may not have gone far at the Australian Open, but there were plenty of positives for Murray during his campaign Down Under while he enjoyed a deep run at the Qatar Open.

After losing in the first round of the Adelaide International 1 against Sebastian Korda, the former world No 1 produced some epic performances at Melbourne Park. First he defeated 13th seed Matteo Berrettini in five sets and then followed it up by going the distance again against Thanasi Kokkinakis. His run was finally ended by Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round.

What’s to follow…

It is pretty difficult to nail down Andy Murray’s schedule as he often accepts wildcards at the last minute. Last year he competed in 19 tournaments and 11 of those were wildcard entries.

He was initially due to play in the Rotterdam Open in early February, but withdrew in order to give his body more time to recover following his Australian Open efforts where he spent 14 hours on court.

He then accepted another wildcard to play at the Qatar Open and it was a good decision as he reached the final, finishing runner-up to Daniil Medvedev.

But it was another exhausting effort in Doha as he spent nearly 12 hours on court and it came as no surprise when Murray opted to pull out of the ATP 500 Dubai Tennis Championships, an event he won in 2017.

He will next play in the Sunshine Double in the United States, but it is anyone’s guess what he will do after that.

Last year he also indicated that he plans on playing on clay this year before heading to the UK for the grass-court season.

Confirmed and unconfirmed events

Indian Wells Open – March 6-19

Last year Murray needed a wildcard to enter the first ATP Masters 1000 event of the year, but this time around he is likely to get a direct entry into the California event.

The three-time Grand Slam winner’s best performance at the Indian Wells Open is a run to the final in 2009 when he finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal.

Last year he exited in the second round while the previous year he made it to the third round.

Miami Open – March 20-27

His performances in recent months will likely also see him also get a direct entry into the main draw in Miami where he won in 2009 and 2013. He also finished runner-up in 2012 and 2015.

After a five-year absence, Murray returned last year and he lost in the second round against top seed Daniil Medvedev.

Bavarian International Tennis Championships – April 10-16

The Monte-Carlo Masters is the first ATP Masters 1000 clay-court event of the season, but Murray hasn’t played there since 2017. If he does play a full clay schedule then he is likely to opt for a smaller event to make his 2023 red dirt debut.

Back in 2015 – before his injury woes – he played in the Munich ATP 250 event and went all the way.

Of course he could also opt to play in Barcelona, a tournament that he has played in five times with the last coming in 2017.

Madrid Open – April 24-May 7

Last year the Madrid Open was his only event on clay and he reached the third round, but withdrew from his match against Djokovic due to illness.

He won the title in 2008 and 2015 and finished runner-up in 2016, but missed three consecutive editions before returning as a wildcard in 2022.

Italian Open – May 8-15

Murray has not played at Foro Italico since his heyday and he is likely to only return to Rome if he is 100% fit and confident he would be able to have a long at the French Open.

French Open – May 28-June 11

The 2016 Roland Garros runner-up missed the last two editions in Paris, but if he intends to play on clay then this is where it all culminates.

There was a big furore over his wildcard entry in 2020 as he lost in the first round against Stan Wawrinka, but he is likely to receive a direct entry this year should he decide to play.

Stuttgart Open – June 12-18

Murray made his grass-court debut at the ATP Challenger Tour Surbiton Trophy last year, reaching the semi-final before heading to Germany.

It proved to be a good decision as he beat the likes of Alexander Bublik, Stefanos Tsitispas and Nick Kyrgios en route to reaching the final where he lost against Berrettini.

Queen’s Club Championships – June 19-25

Murray is a five-time singles champion at the ATP 500 event and if fit then he will make an appearance at the second biggest grass-court tournament in the UK.

Last year he missed the event due to an abdominal injury while in 2021 he lost in the second round.

His last singles title came in 2016 while in 2019 he teamed up with Feliciano Lopez to win the doubles.

Wimbledon – July 3-16

Wimbledon is the big one on Murray’s schedule and he hasn’t reached the second week of the grass-court Grand Slam since he returned to action following hip surgery.

The 2013 and 2016 champion lost in four sets against John Isner in the second round last year while the year before he was beaten in the third round by Denis Shapovalov.

Hall of Fame Open – July 17-23

Murray added the ATP 250 event in Newport to his schedule last year in order to get some early match practice on the North American hard courts.

He lost in the second round and his entry will likely depend on how deep he goes at Wimbledon.

Washington Open – July 31-August 6

The Brit has played in four tournaments in Washington with his best a run to the final in 2006. Last year he lost in the opening round in three sets as he struggled with cramps.

Canadian Open – August 7-13

Three-time Canadian Open champion Murray made his return last year after a six-year absence and he lost in the opening round against Taylor Fritz.

When Murray was at his peak, he beat Djokovic in the 2015 final, Roger Federer in the 2010 final and Juan Martin del Potro in the 2009 final.

Cincinnati Open – August 14-20

Murray, who won titles Mason in 2008 and 2011, has played in the ATP Masters 1000 event the past five years, but has failed to make it past the third round.

Last year he beat Stan Wawrinka in three sets in his opener before going down against Cameron Norrie.

US Open – August 28-September 10

The 2012 Flushing Meadows champion reached the third round last year, his best run since he made it to the quarter-final in 2016.

If he is seeded, then he could enjoy a deep run.

Astana Open / China Open – September 25-October 1

Last year Murray played only three events after the US Open (Gijon, Basel, Paris), but pre-Covid he played the Asia swing and some European events.

He was due to play at the Astana Open last year, but withdrew due to illness and played at the Gijon Open (which is not on the calendar this year) instead.

He could finally make an appearance in Kazakhstan or he could head to Asia.

Shanghai Masters – October 2-9

The Shanghai Masters is due to return this year after a three-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic and Murray is likely to add the tournament to his calendar.

He is a three-time champion with his titles coming in 2010, 2011 and 2015. His last appearance was in 2019 when he lost in the second round.

Stockholm Open / European Open – October 16-22

Murray played in both Antwerp and Stockholm in 2021 as the dates didn’t clash while last year he skipped both tournaments. He could also opt to play at the ATP 500 Japan Open.

Swiss Indoors / Vienna Open – October 23-29

Two more tournaments that are not fixtures on Murray’s calendar as in 2022 he played in Basel, losing in the second round while the previous he exited the Austrian tournament in the round of 16.

Paris Masters – October 30-November 5

Murray won the 2016 Paris Masters, but then missed the next four editions due to injury and fitness concerns. He finally made his return in 2021, but lost in the first round and made another opening-round exit last year as he went down against Giles Simon.

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