Andy Murray became the last big name to retire from French Open, with many reports saying the three-time Grand Slam champion is turning his attention to the grass-court season.
The decision was announced by tournament organizers on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.
Murray, 36, reached the Roland Garros final just once in his career when he lost to Novak Djokovic in 2016.
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According to multiple reports, Murray is skipping the tournament. prioritize Wimbledon where he won in 2013 and 2016.
Murray’s retirement follows news that Rafael Nadal, a record 14-time winner at the French Open, will also miss the tournament.
He announced at a news conference last week that he would be taking time off the sport entirely, hoping to heal a nagging hip injury that has sidelined him for most of a year.
«I need to stop, I need to stop for a while,» Nadal continued. «I don’t know when I’ll be able to get back on the practice court. But I’m going to stop for a while, maybe two months, maybe a month and a half, maybe three months, maybe four.» months, I don’t know.»
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The admission that he has no set timetable for his return means Nadal could also miss Wimbledon in July. Nadal also announced that next year will likely be his last year playing on the ATP Tour.
Nick Kyrgios will also be absent from the French Open after his agent revealed that an injury he sustained during an armed carjacking at his home earlier this month has not healed properly.
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«We don’t know when it happened, but it’s a pretty big laceration. The location of the wound, it’s been open for almost a week and a half. It’s not healing properly and he can’t work on the court.» So she’s been off the pitch for almost two weeks,» his agent told The Canberra Times.
Kyrgios is likely looking for a comeback before the start of the grass-court season.
Associated Press contributed to this report.