(May 21, 2013) Andy Murray has withdrawn from the French Open due to a back injury. The world No. 2 from Scotland had to withdraw from his second round match at the Italian Open last week to Marcel Granollers due to a lower back injury.
“It’s a really tough decision and I love playing in Paris, but after seeking medical advice I am not fit to compete,” Murray said in a statement. “Now my complete focus is on getting back on the court as soon as possible.”
“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 major he has missed since Wimbledon in 2007. This will be the first time since 1994 that Great Britain will not have a man in the main draw of Roland Garros.
Murray hopes to be ready to play London’s Queen’s Club tournament on June 10.
The French Open begins this Sunday, May 26.