Former world No. 1 will debut in Sydney.
Sydney already boasted a loaded women's field.
Now, Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios infuse the men's draw with some star power.
Former world No. 1 Murray and his buddy and sometimes comic foil Kyrgios have both received wild cards into the Sydney Tennis Classic, which hosts a men's 250 and women's 500-level tournament next week.
Two-time Olympic gold-medal champion Murray, who received a wild card, will play the Harbour City for the first time.
“I’m looking forward to playing in Sydney for the first time and continuing my preparation for the Australian Open,” Murray said. “I’ve heard great things about Sydney, it’s a pretty cool city.”
Murray will join the likes of Aslan Karatsev, fellow Brit Daniel Evans, David Goffin and Australians Alexei Popyrin and wildcard recipients Jordan Thompson and Kyrgios in the men’s singles draw.
The Sydney Tennis Classic women’s draw features 19 of the the WTA’s Top 30, including world No. 1 Ash Barty, No. 3 Garbine Muguruza, No. 5 Barbora Krejcikova, former No. 1 Simona Halep, 2020 Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek and 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin.
The draw is set for Saturday, January 8th at 4:30 p.m. local time. Qualifying begins on January 9th before main-draw action commences on Monday, January 10th.
Tickets to the Sydney Tennis Classic are on sale via australiansummeroftennis.com/Sydney.
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