Andy Murray has launched a charity event, one that will take place in his native Scotland in November. The country hosts Davis Cup play at times, but otherwise it is overlooked when it comes to ATP events despite all of Murray's success in the sport over the last decade. The event will be known as Andy Murray Live - 2017, it will take place in Glasgow, and the date for the event is November 7th.

Roger Federer will play in the event

Roger Federer has accepted an invitation to play in the tournament. The recently crowned Australian Open champion's acceptance to play in Glasgow was the subject of a recent BBC article (February 9th).

Murray is cited: "I saw a little video where he was wearing a kilt when he was announcing that I was going to play in his event over in Switzerland," the World No.1 claimed. "He's returning the favour in November. It's really good he's doing it."

That time of the season is a busy one, particularly for the top players on tour. Late October has Vienna and Basel, with Federer a lock to play in the latter if he's able to. Those tournaments are followed by the Paris Masters, an event that will end on November 5th in 2017. Murray's charity event will follow in Glasgow, the ATP World Tour Finals come shortly after in nearby London, and then the Davis Cup final takes place late in the month. The Swiss have already been eliminated from the Davis Cup, however it's possible that Murray's Great Britain could still make the final following their recent elimination of Canada last weekend.

Murray should be busy

All in all, the late parts of this season do look very busy for the Scot. Tennis fans will remember how he stormed to the World No.1 ranking after losing in the US Open quarterfinals in 2016. In truth, it might not be the best idea to have a charity event at the time of year that he chose. Given all the ranking points he has to defend late season, anything that adds to his stress at that time of year might be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back. On the other hand, the charity events are more of the hit-and-laugh kind.