Murray withdraws from French Open…focuses on Wimbledon and grass court season
Andy Murray (36, Great Britain, World No. 41) has withdrawn from the second Grand Slam event of the year, the Roland Garros French Open.
The British player announced his withdrawal from the French Open on Sunday (Aug. 22), according to British media outlet The Guardian.
Murray won the men’s ATP Challenger event in Aix-en-Provence, France, earlier this month. It was the first time he had won an ATP event in nearly four years since the Antwerp Open, an ATP Tour event in October 2019.
However, he fell in the first round of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 Series Rome Open, which concluded on Nov. 22 in Rome, Italy. He struggled to find his best form on the clay courts and suffered an early exit from the Rome Open.
As a result, Murray has withdrawn from the French Open, which begins on April 28 in Paris, France. He decided to focus on the grass court season and Wimbledon, his favorite event.
Murray was once part of the “Big Four” with Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia, World No. 3), Rafael Nadal (37, Spain, World No. 15) and Roger Federer (41, Switzerland, retired). He won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 US Open and went on to win Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016.메이저사이트
However, in 2017, his hip and knee injuries worsened. He was sidelined for a while and his world ranking dropped to around 500. After undergoing major surgery to implant an artificial joint in his hip, Murray returned to the court and gradually improved his world ranking, eventually reaching the top 40.
Murray competed in the 2020 French Open but was knocked out in the first round. She then skipped the tournament in 2021 and last year to focus on Wimbledon. This year, he skipped the French Open again to focus on Wimbledon in his home country of England.