Hopes for an appearance by Andy Murray on the clay this season were dashed today when the former No. 1 withdrew from the French Open.
Murray, who was in Rome this past week practicing (with Novak Djokovic) and playing doubles. But the court time led to an apparent groin issue which will keep him from playing either Lyon or Geneva, or the French Open.
Murray will instead focus on Wimbledon, potentially returning in Stuttgart on the grass and then play in Queen’s, assuming his body allows.
Murray last played at Rotterdam where he lost in the second round to Andrey Rublev. He withdrew from Miami due to the groin which has kept him off the singles circuit since.
Murray just celebrated his 34th birthday yesterday.
Since the start of 2018, Murray has played in just four of 13 Grand Slam events.
MURRAY PRACTICING WITH DJOKOVIC IN ROME
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