08.10. - Tennis
It has been confirmed that Andy Murray will make his Grand Slam return at next year's Australian Open.
The Briton has not featured in a Grand Slam event since last year's tournament in Melbourne, where he was beaten in the first round by Roberto Bautista Agut, as he subsequently underwent hip surgery.
Indeed, Murray did not return to competitive action at all until featuring alongside Feliciano Lopez in the doubles at Queen's Club back in June - a tournament the duo went on to win - while he subsequently featured in both the men's and mixed doubles at Wimbledon, playing the latter alongside Serena Williams.
The 32-year-old did not return to the singles arena until August at the Cincinnati Masters, but, after a couple of first-round exits, he now appears to be showing signs of a return to form after reaching the quarter-finals of last week's China Open where he was only stopped in his tracks by top seed and eventual champion Dominic Thiem.
Murray is currently competing at this week's Shanghai Masters and before that tournament he revealed that he feels his game is getting back to where it should be.
Part of his rehabilitation will see Murray return to Grand Slam action and it has now been announced that he will feature at next year's Australian Open.
Murray has never won the opening Grand Slam of the year, although he has reached the final on five occasions, most recently in 2016.