Andy Murray withdraws from Roland Garros
May 21, 2013 — After consulting with his team and medical specialists, world No. 2 Andy Murray has decided to withdraw from next week’s Roland Garros tournament in Paris due to a lower back injury.
“It’s a really tough decision and I love playing in Paris, but after seeking medical advice, I am not fit to compete,” Murray said in a statement. “Apologies to the organisers and thanks to everyone for the messages of support. Now my complete focus is on getting back on the court as soon as possible.”
In Rome last week during his second round match against Marcel Granollers, Murray retired after winning the second set, and in his presser afterward alluded to potentially missing the season’s second Slam.
“I have an issue with my lower back. It’s been an issue for a while,” Murray commented in Rome. “I want to make sure it goes away. It’s been a problem since the end of 2011 but it got bad during last year’s clay season … I would be very surprise