Murray will not play at Roland Garros or on the clay tour

Andy Murray wants to step firmly but safely in his attempt to return to the tennis elite after the ordeal he suffered with his hip injury. The Briton, who once again showed his best tennis in Australia despite losing in the second round, is already looking at his next goals for this season, and the clay court season is not among them.

In statements collected by the BBC Murray He confessed that he will not play at Roland Garros and in the rest of the tournaments of the clay season, since he believes that this surface can harm him in the face of playing on grass. “I don’t plan to play on clay. The last two years the clay season has made things worse for me and I don’t want to take that risk. Last year I almost missed Wimbledon and I was close to not playing on the grass court. “.

Murray, who is scheduled to compete at the ATP 500 in Rotterdam from Tuesday, says he prefers to take a break and focus on his preparation for the grass-court season with his sights set on Wimbledon. “I will try to compete a bit during the gravel tour, but for now I will not do anything, that is my plan for now. I had a busy end of the year and then also these last few months. I do not want to take risks and I hope to make a great preparation for the season. of grass”.

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