Andy Murray ‘sure deserves’ a wild card for the French Open, says tournament director Guy Forget, but fitness will determine whether or not he gets one.
Murray has struggled with a groin injury of late this year, but he is back at the Rome Masters playing doubles alongside Liam Broady.
He also has plans to enter at least one more tournament before the French Open, and Forget believes he has a supremely strong case for a Roland Garros wildcard – as long as he can prove he is physically up to the competition.
“I know that Andy entered qualifying,” Forget told the French Media.
“I know he’s practising right now in Rome, I saw him play some games and sets with Novak Djokovic.
“Andy is a great player, he sure deserves [a wild card]. It is a discussion we have to have with him and our team. We want to see him in good shape, I hope he feels well.
“He hasn’t played any matches yet, which is obviously what any player wants to do before committing to a big tournament, especially when you are going to play the best-of-five sets.”
Murray has previously said he is happy to go through qualifying if need be, although naturally he’d prefer a route that takes him straight into the main draw.
“It’s the French Open’s decision what they want to do,” Murray said last week.
“I’d love the opportunity to play there but I also respect they have lots of good players, lots of players ranked between 120 and 160. I haven’t been fit for the last three or four months.”
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