Andy Murray pulls out of French Open to focus on Wimbledon


Andy Murray won’t compete at Roland Garros this yr after affected by some discomfort throughout the ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Rome and can as a substitute try and return to singles throughout the upcoming grass season and Wimbledon.

Murray, who turned 34 years previous immediately, returned to motion in doubles after a two-month layoff following his withdrawal from the Miami Open in March with a groin harm. He had travelled to Rome as a way to practice with high gamers however he paired up with Liam Broady in doubles, dropping within the second spherical.

The intention was for Murray to request a wildcard into the primary draw of both Geneva, the place Roger Federer will play his first match of the clay season, or Lyon subsequent week after which for Roland Garros. He as a substitute declined a wildcard for Geneva.

Earlier than he travelled to Rome Murray described his collection of harm setbacks since his hip resurfacing surgical procedure in 2019 as “extraordinarily irritating” and “arduous to take” however he was hopeful of lastly having the ability to play sufficient tournaments to precisely gauge his enjoying degree. As an alternative he has suffered contemporary disappointment.

This yr’s grass season begins throughout the second week of the French Open because of the match’s determination to start out every week later, so Murray will hope to be wholesome sufficient to return on 8 June at both the ATP 250 match in Stuttgart or the Challenger in Nottingham.

5 months into the season, Murray has competed in singles at solely two ATP tournaments and he has admitted to his morale faltering after so many days in rehab at house. It appears crucial that he’s able to compete in three weeks.

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