Tennis-Murray eager to play French Open regardless of early clay exits


(Reuters) – Former world primary Andy Murray mentioned he desires one other probability to play on the French Open whereas he’s nonetheless match and wholesome after making only one look on the Paris clay since reaching the semi-finals in 2017.

The 35-year-old, who additionally reached the Roland Garros last in 2016, suffered his second early exit of the clay season on Thursday with a 6-2 7-6(7) first-round defeat by Italian Andrea Vavassori in Madrid.

Reviews have mentioned Murray, who additionally misplaced within the first spherical of the Monte Carlo Masters, may skip the Could 28-June 11 French Open to deal with Wimbledon however the Scot instructed reporters he didn’t need to miss the prospect to play at one other Grand Slam.

“I want to play simply purely as a result of I do not know if I am going to get one other alternative to play once more,” he mentioned. “While I really feel match and wholesome, I want to give it a go.

“I even have ambitions of competing for Wimbledon titles and that form of stuff, and I do know that sitting right here as we speak that in all probability does not sound practical, however I do consider that that is a risk.

“It is inconceivable to say what the suitable factor to do is, however clearly it is a Grand Slam. I would really like the chance to play.”

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Peter Rutherford)

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