‘Skipping the French Open is a good idea for Andy Murray,’ says former coach

Alex Corretja believes Andy Murray is skipping the French Open to try to avoid a pre-Wimbledon injury, and he’s right to do so.

Corretja is a former coach of Murray’s, so is likely to have been as frustrated as anyone else as he has watched the former world number one struggle to overcome niggling injuries this season.

Murray recently played some doubles in Rome, and initially planned to enter Roland Garros via the qualifiers or a wild card, but he decided against it in the end.

And that, according to Eurosport analyst Corretja, was probably a sensible call.

“I am not saying he should skip clay because he can still do well on clay but I would say play the least on clay because his best results are not going to be on clay,” Corretja told Tennishead.

“But it’s key the clay court season, its two and a half months so it’s such a long period but maybe he could play a couple of events to be ready for the grass which in the end should be his goal.

“The difference with Roger is that Andy has been playing in the last months, not very successful but he has been playing in Challengers and been humble enough to go back in order to get some rhythm.

“I think skipping Roland Garros this year is a good idea because he knows he is not going to do great and he can only go and hurt himself in a long match.

“If he wants to beat [Allejandro] Davidovich Fokina or [Pablo] Andujar, he knows he needs four and a half hours. What’s the point in doing that? Just save some energy and be ready for grass.”

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