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Former World No. 1 will chase first title in Indian Wells
Having returned to the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings on 7 February, the former World No. 1 will try to continue his climb in California at the only hard-court Masters 1000 tournament he has not won.
The 34-year-old will next week seek to improve his 27-13 record at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. He reached the final in the California desert in 2009, when he lost in the championship match against Rafael Nadal. Murray’s two other semi-final appearances in Indian Wells, in 2007 and 2015, both ended in defeat to Novak Djokovic.
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Murray’s appearance at the 2021 edition of the tournament, held in October, was his first for four years after struggles with injury. Upon his return to ‘Tennis Paradise’, Murray defeated France’s Adrian Mannarino in the opening round before coming through a three-set battle with #NextGenATP Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz to reach the third round for the ninth time in 13 appearances. Alexander Zverev. then ended his run 6-4, 7-6(4).