Murray will have a protected ranking of No 2 at Melbourne Park where he has finished runner-up five times
Andy Murray will play at next year’s Australian Open, in what will be his first Grand Slam singles appearance since undergoing hip surgery.
The former world No 1 was knocked out in the first round in Melbourne last year, having said it could be his last appearance at the tournament.
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Murray, 32, underwent a career-saving hip operation at the end of January and made his competitive return to tennis in the doubles at Queen’s Club in June, where he won the title with partner Feliciano Lopez.