Andy Murray has been eliminated from the French Open due to ‘fatigue’ as the tennis legend prioritizes Wimbledon
ANDY MURRAY has withdrawn from the French Open to focus on his Wimbledon preparations.
The Scot, who turned 36 last week, has decided not to take part in the Roland Garros tournament which starts next Sunday in Paris.
The former world No. 1 has competed in the French capital’s clay court slam just once in the last six editions – and that was a crushing three-set loss to Stan Wawrinka at the event postponed due to Covid 2020.
Fatigue is the reason for his withdrawal ahead of Sunday’s qualifying draw, but also the need to prioritize his grass-court schedule if he wants to appear at Wimbledon this summer.
The three-time Grand Slam champion is the latest big name to announce he will not be competing at the French Open.
Emma Raducanu, Rafa Nadal, Nick Kyrgios and Matteo Berrettini will also be absent, albeit through injury.
Murray – who lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2016 French Open final – is expected to start the turf campaign at a Challenger event in Surbiton in the week beginning Monday 5 June.
After that, there’s the prospect of playing at the Stuttgart Open – where he lost in the final to Italy’s Berrettini last year – and then an appearance at the Queen’s Championships, where he has signed a lifetime player’s contract.
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