Is Andy Murray Playing the French Open 2021?

Published 05/16/2021, 5:15 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 12, 2021 Great Britain’s Andy Murray during training REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Former World No. 1 Andy Murray’s tug of war with his fitness has been the biggest worry for him in recent years. Ever since he injured his hip, he has not been in the best of form, having undergone multiple surgeries. Out of the last 13 Grand Slam tournaments, he has featured in only four.


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Recently, it was revealed that Andy Murray will be skipping the French Open 2021, which begins in less than a fortnight. Unfortunately, he still continues to recover from a groin injury. He has been dealing with the issue since the Miami Open in March. Instead, he will look forward to making a return on the grass-court season.

Tennis – Australian Open – First Round – Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during the match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson – UP1EF1E0M8MLI

Andy Murray practiced with Novak Djokovic in Rome


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Earlier in the week, Andy was seen in Rome, practicing with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. He entered the doubles event and suffered defeat in the second round.

The British player was contemplating playing at the French Open this season but has opted to skip the event and focus on his grass-court preparations. He even declined a wildcard at the Geneva Open, where Roger Federer is resuming his season.

Moving on to Murray’s season so far, he received a wild card to compete at the Australian Open but couldn’t make it as he was still undergoing the quarantine period due to the coronavirus.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 13, 2021, Britain’s Andy Murray and Liam Broady during their second-round doubles match against Germany’s Kevin Krawietz and Romania’s Horia Tecau REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

After that, he played at the ATP Challenger Biella, Italy. He had a decent run into the tournament and was unlucky as he lost in the final. His next stop was at the Open Sud de France, where he exited in the initial rounds.

Murray featured next in Rotterdam and lost to Russian player Andrey Rublev in the Round of 16 matches. His next stop on Tour was in Rome this week.


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Great to see you back @andy_murray 🙏🏼💪🏼🙌🏼


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— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) May 10, 2021

Andy Murray will not be playing at Roland Garros. He was still feeling some discomfort after his matches in Rome so he has returned home to focus on the grass season.

— Tumaini Carayol (@tumcarayol) May 15, 2021


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After deciding to give Roland Garros a miss this season, he will look to compete at Wimbledon, a place familiar to him where he has enjoyed major success. As a fan, one hopes to see Andy get back to winning ways.


Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.