A tremendous blow for the organizers of the Rennes Challenger. Former world number 1 Andy Murray (34), winner of three Grand Slam tournaments, will participate for the first time in the Breton tournament, which begins on Monday. The news was made official this Wednesday on social networks.
The Briton, currently 112th in the ATP rankings, comes out of an epic five-set match against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the US Open. An encouraging defeat, which confirms the return to form of Murray, undermined by injuries since 2017.
« The Glasgow native will be the first Grand Slam winner to participate in the Rennes Open in 15 editions “, Welcomed the organizers of the tournament in a statement published on their site. In Brittany, the Briton will notably meet the French Richard Gasquet, Lucas Pouille and Gilles Simon, or the title holder Arthur Rinderknech.