Murray among stars headed to Thailand


World number four Andy Murray is among the big names set to compete at the Thailand Open next month, along with a clutch of rising stars, organisers said Tuesday. Britain’s Murray, who defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to win the Cincinnati Masters last week, was runner-up at the Thai tournament in 2005. He will join two past Thailand Open champions — Gilles Simon of France and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain — at the Sep 24 to Oct 2 event, which will use the Hawk-Eye ball tracker for the first time. “More and more world class players are joining our tournament. The technology will make our tournament world class,” Thailand Open chairman Suwat Liptapanlop told media.