Murray pulls out of French Open

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Andy Murray has withdrawn from the French Open after seeking specialist advice on the back injury picked up in Rome. It is believed that this is a recurrence of the same injury that hindered his 2012 clay court season.

The Brit admitted it was a 'really tough decision' and has expressed his disappointment, but says he is not fit to compete in the French capital. He is now looking ahead to the grass court season in three weeks time.

It's a really tough decision and I love playing in Paris, but after seeking medical advice, I am not fit to compete. Apologies to the organisers and thanks to everyone for the messages of support. Now my complete focus is on getting back on the court as soon as possible.

This will be the first grand slam Murray has missed since Wimbledon 2007.
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I just posted my report on this at exactly the same time as you. Sorry! Deleted.
May 21, 2013, 11:29 PM
By Grabcopy

From facebook - as MH has reported, plus apologies and thanks.

Injury Update
News - Tuesday, May 21 2013
After consultation with his team and medical specialists, Andy has reluctantly withdrawn from the French Open and will instead focus on preparation for the grass court season.

Andy commented “It’s a really tough decision and I love playing in Paris, but after seeking medical advice, I am not fit to compete. Apologies to the organisers and thanks to everyone for the messages of support. Now my complete focus is on getting back on the court as soon as possible”
May 21, 2013, 11:59 PM
By Elena

From facebook - as MH has reported, plus apologies and thanks.

Injury Update
News - Tuesday, May 21 2013
After consultation with his team and medical specialists, Andy has reluctantly withdrawn from the French Open and will instead focus on preparation for the grass court season.

Andy commented “It’s a really tough decision and I love playing in Paris, but after seeking medical advice, I am not fit to compete. Apologies to the organisers and thanks to everyone for the messages of support. Now my complete focus is on getting back on the court as soon as possible”


RG fine whatever let noledal kill each other in a 6 hour final, but i really hope the grass court season is not a doubt also.
May 22, 2013, 12:09 AM
By Rachie

The French open is my least favourite slam as it is, so with Andy not playing, that's any interest i had in watching out the window, roll on Queens
May 22, 2013, 12:35 AM
By The Gnome

The French open is my least favourite slam as it is, so with Andy not playing, that's any interest i had in watching out the window, roll on Queens

highfive
May 22, 2013, 02:56 AM
By Bevc

So sad for Andy and for all of his fans. I really hope the back problem gets sorted out ASAP. I wonder if he's considering having a spine surgery because that will need a lot of time for recovery and rehab. The thought of him pulling a Nadal 2012 stunt is unbearable.
May 22, 2013, 03:33 AM
By bes03_philippines

Whilst I'm very sorry that Andy has had to pull out, it won't stop me taking an interest in the tournament, especially as it's a Slam.

I enjoy tennis and there are other players I'll be supporting - Dimitrov, Tsonga, Ferrer and Del Potro (although his participation too is in doubt).  Also, thanks to ITV, RG is one of the very few occasions where I have the luxury of watching tennis on TV as opposed to sometimes inferior and unreliable livestreams.
May 22, 2013, 03:48 AM
By Aileen

Damn... Not happy about this. Really hope he improves for Queens and Wimbledon.
May 22, 2013, 05:06 AM
By Tommy

I think there is the possibility that Andy was always intending to skip the French Open and did that whole enter Rome and quit thing to prevent people being so critical about it.
May 22, 2013, 05:20 AM
By laundry

Just heard the news
The clay court season just got even more boring.
Get better soon Andy yay
Hope to see you at Queens pray
Fit, healthy and winning.[/b  yay
May 22, 2013, 06:05 AM
By blueberryhill

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US Open: 25 August - 8 September
How many Grand Slams will Murray win in his career?
1-2
3-5
6-8
9+