Murray adds Montpellier tournament to 2019 schedule
Andy Murray has added another event to his calendar as he steps up his recovery.
Andy Murray is to play in Montpellier in February on his road to recovery from hip surgery.
In September the Scot ended his season early to undergo intensive rehabilitation in a bid to rediscover the form which saw him top the world rankings.
Murray, 31, has targeted the Australian Open - which begins on January 14 - to make his latest comeback from the operation he underwent in January 2017.
News that he has entered the Open Sud de France - an indoor hard court competition which takes place in the first week of February - adds to the growing sense of optimism around the three-time grand slam winner's improving fitness.
Later in the same month Murray is expected to play at the Marseille Open after the tournament's director revealed he had asked for a spot.
Asked how he managed to successfully negotiate with Murray, Jean-Francois Caujolle told L'Equipe: "It's relatively simple. He asked to play.
"With such player calibre, it's never the organizer who goes to the player. It happens rarely.
"It's about the player and his schedule. I was not very surprised to get this kind of call.
"Murray is a little bit more economical than Federer and the organisers could afford to meet his terms."