The British media are reporting that Andy Murray will decide on Wednesday if he will play the French Open. Murray aggravated an existing back injury last week in match against Marcel Granollers.
“Thanks a lot for all the messages of support…seeing specialists on monday and tuesday… Will let you know how it goes,” Murray wrote on his website.
Murray, who was celebrating his 26th birthday that day, had to retire after winning the second set. Afterward, Murray wasn’t sure if he’d be able to play in Paris.
“Until Madrid, it had been OK but it’s not been perfect for a long period,” Murray told the BBC. “You always go into matches with little niggles and such, but it’s frustrating when for a long period you’re hurting.
“It’s been an issue for a while now and I want to make sure it goes away. It’s not enjoyable when you’re playing in pain.”
Murray hasn’t missed a Grand Slam tournament since the 2007 French Open. With his most important stretch of the year coming up on the grass in June, it’s understandable why the Scot might not want to do further injure his back.
While not a clay courter by any means, Murray has been to the fourth round or better at the French Open the last four years, reaching the semifinals in 2011 and the quarters last year.
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