Murray a major doubt for French Open


Originally published on: 15/05/13 00:00

Despite battling back from a set down to win the second set on a tiebreak, Murray felt unable to continue his second round match against Marcel Granollers at the Foro Italico.

Murray, who said his back hurt “all over”, admitted he was not confident he would participate in the second major of the year.

“I’d be very surprised if I was playing in Paris,” Murray said. “I’ll speak with the guys tonight, have a chat with the physio, and come up with a plan over the next few days.

“Obviously I’ll make a decision on Paris over the next five days. I’ll need to take some days off and see how it settles down.”

Murray, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday, has only previously retired from one ATP match in his career, after snapping a tendon in his wrist, exactly six years previously in Hamburg.

The world No.2 received treatment on what appeared to be a problem with his left hip at the start of the second set having lost the opener 6-3. He battled back from 4-1 down to level the match on a tiebreak, only to immediately offer his hand to the Spaniard.


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