Murray to return to court next week in Abu Dhabi

Andy Murray will play his first competitive tennis match since

September against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at an exhibition tournament in

Abu Dhabi next week.

Mubadala World Tennis Championship organizers confirmed on

Tuesday the Wimbledon champion, who has been sidelined since

surgery for a back problem, would play at the hard-court event also

featuring Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Murray says ”coming back from injury is never easy and the

lineup this year is so strong but it’s exactly the test I need to

see where my game is at.”

On Sunday, Murray was voted the BBC sports personality of the

year after becoming the first British man to win the Wimbledon

singles in 77 years.