Andy Murray to skip French Open

Former World No 1 has decided to give French Open a miss and is focussing on the grasscourt swing

Andy Murray to skip French Open

Andy Murray has decided to skip French Open as he is still recovering from a groin injury, British media reported on Saturday.

The former World No 1 will focus on the grasscourt swing instead and do well at Wimbledon.

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The former world number one has not played a singles match since March, when he pulled out of the Miami Open due to a groin injury. In the three matches he has competed in this year, Murray has lost two.

He made a comeback in Rome at the Italian Open but only played in the doubles competition where he was knocked out in the last 16.

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Murray, ranked 123rd in the world after long layoffs due to hip injuries, was set to enter the qualifying rounds for the French Open as he waited for organisers to decide on whether he would receive a wildcard.

The 34-year-old Scot was expected to make his singles comeback at claycourt tournaments in either Geneva or Lyon next week but his name was not on the list of wildcards.

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The grasscourt swing begins next month. Wimbledon, a tournament Murray has won twice, begins on June 28.

This will be the second Grand Slam in a row that Murray will miss.

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He had withdrawn from the Australian Open in February as he had contracted the virus and could not negotiate a feasible quarantine period with Tennis Australia.