Murray given wildcard for Monte Carlo Masters

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LONDON, (Reuters) - Slumping world number four Andy Murray has been handed a wildcard to compete in the Monte Carlo Masters this month, organisers said in a statement on Monday.

The Briton has had a miserable run since losing the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic in January and has decided to play in Monte Carlo to get an early taste of claycourt action ahead of May’s French Open.

Czech world number seven Tomas Berdych will join Murray as a wildcard in the April 9-17 tournament which includes world number one Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and Roger Federer.