After mixed results since the start of the clay court season, Andy Murray has made the decision not to participate in the 2023 edition of Roland-Garros. The Scot wants to preserve himself for the grass season and, above all, Wimbledon.
Andy Murray has decided to turn his back on clay. If his victory at the Challenger tournament organized in Aix-en-Provence had allowed him to fill up with confidence on a surface which has rarely succeeded in him, with only three titles in 2015 and 2016 to his name, the Scotsman has also multiplied the counter-performances. Indeed, the 42nd player in the world was eliminated from entry during the Masters 1000 of Monte-Carlo, Madrid then Rome before falling against Stan Wawrinka during his first match within the framework of the Challenger tournament of Bordeaux. Faced with uncertainty about his ability to perform well on the courts of Roland-Garros, Andy Murray made the decision to give up the French Open for the third year in a row, he who had reached the final in 2016 with a defeat. against Novak Djokovic, according to information from the BBC.
Britain’s Andy Murray has withdrawn from the French Open to prioritise the grass-court season in the build-up to Wimbledon.
The 36-year-old has not played at Roland Garros since 2020.#BBCTennis
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 21, 2023
Murray bets everything on Wimbledon
A decision which is in line with the recent declarations of the player with 46 titles on the ATP circuit since the start of his career. Indeed, in an interview granted at the beginning of May to the British daily The Guardian, Andy Murray was very clear about Roland-Garros. “The question is what should take priority at this stage of my career, then confided the native of Glasgow. I have confidence in my body but I am aware that my best chance of having a good run will more likely come at Wimbledon. In order to be as ready as possible for the tournament he has already won twice in 2013 and 2016, Andy Murray should be present at the Queen’s tournament, scheduled for June 19-25 in London. For Roland-Garros, after the packages of Matteo Berrettini, Nick Kyrgios but especially Rafael Nadal, it is a new headliner who gives up playing on the courts of Porte d’Auteuil.