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Andy Murray: Former world No 1 to play on grass in Stuttgart before Queen's Club and Wimbledon

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray to play at the Tennis Club Weissenhof in Stuttgart in the lead-up to next year's Wimbledon; the Scot said: "I will be playing on grass in Stuttgart for the first time and I am really looking forward to this new experience"

Britain's Andy Murray celebrates a point during a singles quarterfinal match against Tommy Paul of Canada at the Stockholm Open at the Royal Tennis Hall in Stockholm, Thursday Nov. 11, 2021. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)
Image: Andy Murray will begin his grass-court campaign earlier in 2022 with a trip to Stuttgart

Britain's Andy Murray will begin next year's grass-court campaign at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart before heading to Queen's Club and Wimbledon.

Murray, who is currently ranked 134 in the world, will feature at the ATP 250 in Germany for the first time.

The tournament runs from 4-12 June, meaning it overlaps with the French Open (22 May-5 June), although the Scot is not expected to begin his campaign until the first round on Monday, June 6 or Tuesday, June 7.

Organisers announced Murray's participation on Twitter, saying: "Not only Santa has great surprises for you today. We're proud to announce that Andy Murray will start next year's #RoadToWimbledon in #Stuttgart!"

The cinch Championships at Queen's Club follows(13-19 June), an venue where the Briton is a five-time winner and where he will be hoping to make his 15th appearance at the event.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray will then head to the All England Club for the third Grand Slam of the year, held between Monday, June 27 and Sunday, July 10.

"I'm always looking forward to the grass-court season, so I'll start my preparations for it a little earlier than usual next year. I will be playing on grass in Stuttgart for the first time and I am really looking forward to this new experience," Murray said.

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British player ANDY MURRAY returns the ball to German player DOMINIK KEOPFER during the Rolex Paris Masters 1000 tournament at Paris Accor Arena Stadium - Paris France..DOMINIK KEOPFER won 6:4 5:7 6:7 (Credit Image: © Pierre Stevenin/ZUMA Press Wire) (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)
Image: Murray ended his season on a high note but will now hope to fine-tune his game heading to Australia

Murray, 34, has said he hopes to make improvements to his game during the off-season having played eight consecutive tournaments following his US Open exit.

He will try to join Rafael Nadal (2015), Dominic Thiem (2016), Roger Federer (2018) and Marin Cilic (2021) in the club of Grand Slam champions who have also lifted the Mercedes Cup.

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