World no. 4, ANDY MURRAY (GB), short of match practice, will make a special appearance at the AAMI Classic at Kooyong next week.
The 2011 Australian Open finalist will line up against Argentinian DAVID NALBANDIAN (ranked 64) on Friday afternoon, Jan. 13.
Murray is playing the Brisbane International this week.While Darren Cahill has assisted him in recent times through Team adidas, he has just announced Ivan Lendl as his new coach, mainly at Grand Slams and a few other selected tournaments.
His manager told Tournament Director, Colin Stubs, that Andy is looking forward to the match against the 30 year old Nalbandian, who is hoping for a good start to the year after two leg surgeries last March.
Nalbandian, whose highest ranking is 3, has played at Kooyong on four previous occasions.
The completed AAMI Classic field is:
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA (FRA – 6)
TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE – 7)
MARDY FISH (USA – 8)
ANDY RODDICK (USA – 14)
GAEL MONFILS (FRA - 16)
MILOS RAONIC (CAN – 31)
JURGEN MELZER (AUT – 33)
BERNARD TOMIC (AUS – 42)
Play in the 8 man invitational gets under way next Wednesday, January 11, at 11.00 am.