Murray confirms China outing

Murray confirms China outing

Andy Murray has confirmed he will be participating in the China Open which starts on Monday.

Murray has endured a mammoth season, playing numerous tournaments on the ATP Tour, the 2016 Olympic Games and also the Davis Cup for Great Britain.

The 29-year-old defended his Olympic crown, picked up a second Wimbledon title at the All England Club and also helped GB reach the semi-final stage of the Davis Cup before being knocked out by Argentina.

It was in the recent last-four defeat where the Scot picked up a thigh strain and he revealed he would be looking at his schedule over the coming weeks to manage his workload better.

Many thought the world number two would opt out of the China Open next week but he has decided to play after recovering from the injury.

Murray will have the chance to close the gap on Novak Djokovic, who sits top of the world standings, after the Serbian pulled out after being struck down by his own injury problems.

The Briton will be the top seed in Beijing and will face Andreas Seppi in the first round, with the Italian losing their last seven meetings.