Andy Murray will return to Wimbledon this year after receiving a wild card for the much-anticipated tournament. 

The Scottish tennis star has battled back from a hip replacement and groin injuries to play once again on the prestigious grass courts

Here's how he qualified for the tournament, who he faces in the first round and his Wimbledon history...

What is a wildcard? 

The draw has been announced for Wimbledon 2021, for which two-time champion Andy Murray has a wild card. 

Wild cards are reserved for players whose world ranking is not high enough to automatically qualify for a tournament but are accepted into the tournament by the committe on the basis of either past performances or potential to increase British interest.  

Andy Murray is currently ranked 119 in the world but to receive automatic qualification players must be within the top 104 who sign up for the tournament. 

Who will Andy Murray play in the first round of Wimbledon 2021?

Murray will face Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round of the 2021 tournament. 

The Georgian is currently ranked 28th in the world and beat Roger Federer in the Doha Open earlier this year.

When did Andy Murray last play at Wimbledon? 

Andy Murray last played at Wimbledon in 2019, when he teamed up with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the men's doubles. 

However, this will be his first return to the singles tournament since 2017, when he was knocked out of the quarter finals by Sam Querrey. 

When did Andy Murray win Wimbledon? 

Born and raised in Dunblane, Sir Andy Murray has won Wimbledon twice, once in 2013 and then again in 2016. 

He also won the US Open in 2012 and is the current reigning Olympic Champion, a title he will try to defend in Tokyo next month.