This being the last major tournament with the exception of WTA Finals for the ladies this season, the performance here can very well determine the year end rankings. The qualifying rounds for the tournament will have been played before the tournament main begins.
The tournament organisers announced on Tuesday about the entry of the three-time Grand Slam to the list of participants for Murray won the China Open in but was unable to defend his title in due to hip injury.
Murray's participation in will mark his fourth China Open appearance.
Along with Murray, there are other big names that will play in Beijing this year. While the men's field is expected to be extremely competitive, women's field will not be behind. With the top 47 women's players in the world set to appear at the WTA premier mandatory event, women's side of the tournament is expected to have some cracking contests as well.
In , Murray came to Beijing as an Olympic gold medallist and reached the semi-finals, where he lost ot Novak Djokovic. However, in , when Murray came as a Wimbledon champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist, he went the distance and won the title.
In , his hip injury did not allow him to defend his title in Beijing.
Finishing ranked number one in the world, Murray held that ranking for eight weeks. Murray has also earned Olympic gold medals in singles twice and in , he helped Britain win their first Davis Cup title since A hip injury that derailed Murray for much of continued to plague him in It was not until June that he returned to competition, competing in two Wimbledon warm-up tournaments.
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