Andy Murray bad luck continues as he misses French Open due to continued ‘discomfort’

Andy Murray will skip the French Open and warm-up tournaments, and go straight to prepare for grass court season instead, it has been reported.

Murray has suffered non-stop set-backs on his road to recovery following major hip surgery in 2019.

This year, a positive coronavirus result kept him from a Grand Slam come-back at the Australian Open, then a freak groin injury stopped him playing at the Miami Masters.

The three-time Grand Slam Champion was in Rome this week, but wasn’t expected to play, as he’d lined up practice sessions with some of the top players including world number one Novak Djokovic.

As luck would have it, though, due to a late withdrawal, Murray and fellow Brit Liam Broady stepped in to play the doubles tournament, winning one match before losing in the second round.

The Scot was expected to play one of the Roland Garros warm-up events in Lyon or Geneva, before moving on to the French Open qualifiers or potentially receiving a wild card.

However it was announced today by the Geneva tournament organisers that he’d turned down a wild card due to injury.

Now the UK Press Association are reporting that Murray has returned to London after experiencing some ‘discomfort’ and will now miss the entire clay season in order to prepare for Queens and Wimbledon.

The two-time Wimbledon Champion will not want to miss the chance to play at least once more at the All England Club in front of a home crowd.

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