Andy Murray will be participating in Janaury’s Australian Open using his protected ranking of world number two.
The 31-year old who is now ranked 259th in the world, ended this season early to focus on his recovery after a hip surgery in June.
His protected ranking affords him direct entry in up to nine tournaments from the point he returned from 11 months out in June.
The three-time Grand Slam champion has not played since losing to Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in the Shenzhen Open in September.
By Chineze Ogugua
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