Murray pursues singles comeback at Challenger Tour

Andy Murray plans to play in next week's ATP Challenger Tour tournament in Mallorca

Andy Murray plans to play in next week's ATP Challenger Tour tournament in Mallorca

In a bid to get more singles practice under his belt, Andy Murray has opted to feature in the Challenger circuit and the first competition he will participate in is the Rafa Nadal Open. The former No. 1 lost to Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati and to Tennys Sandgren in Winston-Salem, both in the first round.

Murray's brother Jamie has helped organise the Murray Trophy, a Challenger tournament in Glasgow, next month but, given it is the week before Zhuhai, Andy would probably be unable to play.

Other players taking part in Spain include Mischa Zverev who shocked Murray in the fourth round of the 2017 Australian Open. He prepared for the US Open series following his Wimbledon triumph in 2016. After playing 16 matches on the doubles court where he accompanied different partners in the all the tournaments that he played, the Brit felt that he is done with doubles tennis and he needs to find his grooves on the singles track.

Murray won two Challenger titles earlier the same year but progressed quickly through that level, finishing 2005 ranked 64. The 32-year-old Briton has accepted a wild card into the main draw of the Rafa Nadal Open by Sotheby's International Realty in Manacor. Just put in your email and the tickets will be emailed to you for free and you can present it to The Museum Box Office.