After failing to regain his best form on clay in recent weeks, Andy Murray withdrew from the Roland Garros qualifying draw.
According to Skysports, Andy Murray withdrew from the 2023 French Open in order to concentrate on the season on the grass courts leading up to Wimbledon. After failing to regain his best form on clay in recent weeks, the 36-year-old withdrew from the Roland Garros qualifying round and will now concentrate on a difficult grass-court schedule leading up to Wimbledon. Following his demonstration at the Australian Open earlier in the year that he was physically capable of competing against the greatest players in the world, Murray had a difficult time finding his best form on clay.
After having hip surgery in 2018, the former World No. 1 is attempting to resurrect his career. Murray won his first championship since 2019 after defeating Tommy Paul in the ATP Challenger competition final at the beginning of May. After losing in the first round of the Madrid Open in Monte Carlo, he was hurt.
The Scot found consistency from the baseline to rally to a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Paul at the Open Aix Provence Credit Agricole in front of a jam-packed stadium in southern France.
It's less about [physical concerns]. After everything I did at the beginning of the year, I have faith that my body will be well. I played two five-hour bouts back-to-back and performed well physically. Murray stated this following his defeat to Stan Wawrinka in the Challenger match in Bordeaux: "There's no reason why it should necessarily be any different here.
"It was more simply to assess my game. At this point in my career, it's only reasonable to prioritise what's important. I trust my body now, but I'm conscious that Wimbledon has a better chance than anywhere else of giving me a deep run," he continued.
The 36-year-old is still selecting which tournaments to play in, and options include Surbiton, which runs from June 4 to 11, and Queen's, which runs from June 19 to 25. On July 3, Wimbledon is scheduled to start.