Andy Murray receives wildcard entry to China Open

Andy Murray
Murray lost in the quarter-finals of the US Open to Novak Djokovic, who will also compete at the China Open

Andy Murray has accepted a wildcard into this month's China Open.

The Scot, who has not played in the Beijing event since 2010, is trying to accumulate enough points to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

He will then move on to Shanghai to compete in the penultimate Masters event of the year.

Murray, 27, is currently in 11th place in the Race to London,external-link with only the top eight qualifying for the season-ending tournament.

The new US Open champion Marin Cilic, who has climbed above Murray in the race, is also due to play in Beijing, along with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

The tournament gets under way on 29 September.

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