Andy Murray rejects Geneva wild card due to ‘injury,’ claims tournament chiefs

Andy Murray appears to have suffered a fresh injury blow with Geneva chiefs claiming he rejected a wild card due to injury.

Murray had planned to try to play either Geneva or Lyon next week in a bid to prove his fitness ahead of the French Open.

Guy Forget, the Roland Garros tournament director, said last week that Murray ‘sure deserves’ a wild card for the French Open – as long as he is fit enough to be competitive.

However, according to reports that will now be a lot more difficult with him reportedly turning down the chance to enter Geneva next week.

Murray went to Rome this week to practice with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Andrey Rublev, and Diego Schwartzman, and he got the chance to play some competitive tennis in the doubles too.

He played two matches alongside fellow-Brit Liam Broady, and declared himself happy after.

“It was positive, I’m happy I came over here, learned a bit about my game and where I’m at,” Murray said after his doubles defeat.

“It’s totally different training conditions over here and being around the tournament like this than it is at home so [I’m] glad we came to do it.

“Practise has been good. Today didn’t feel that great on the court, I didn’t play that well in comparison to yesterday. The other guys served well, which made it difficult.

“But it was good to feel what it was like in match conditions again after quite a long period for me.”

Andy Murray has entered the qualifying for Roland Garros, but if he were to receive a wildcard instead he would be able to play Belgrade to further his preparation for the tournament.

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