Andy Murray opts to miss Roland Garros in order to prepare for grass events
Andy Murray has decided to miss the French Open to instead prepare for the grass season, according to reports in the UK.
Murray had put himself forward to play the qualifiers if need be, although he also harboured hopes of being awarded a wild card too.
However, according to Roland Garros tournament director Guy Forget, he needed to prove he was at a competitive level of fitness ahead of the tournament.
The former world number one travelled to Rome in order to practice with some of the world’s top players, although he ended up playing two doubles matches as well as an alternate.
However, it emerged on Saturday that Murray had rejected a wild card for Geneva next week due to injury.
It is yet another blow for Murray as he attempts to salvage his career after requiring major hip surgery in 2019.
The Press Association has reported that Andy Murray is now back in the UK and preparing for the grass season, which will see him – injury permitting – playing Queens and Wimbledon.
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