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Murray takes Basel wild card

2011-10-27 19:21

Basel - World No 3 Andy Murray will take a wild card entry into next week's ATP Swiss Indoors where he joins world No 1 Novak Djokovic and home hero Roger Federer, Swiss media reported on Thursday.

The Scot is on a hot streak of form having won three titles in a row this month in Asia - Bangkok, Tokyo and Shanghai.

Other top 10 additions to begin play on Monday at the St Jakobshalle include No 7 Czech Tomas Berdych and eighth-ranked American Mardy Fish.

Murray passed Federer for third in the world after winning the Shanghai Masters.

Djokovic arrived in Basel on Wednesday and was hitting with Federer at a local sports club 24 hours later.

The Serb has not competed since a back injury flared up during the Davis Cup semi-final against Argentina in September.

Federer will be making his first start since leading Switzerland past Australia and into the Davis Cup World Group in Sydney.

AFP