Andy Murray recently made his ATP Tours come back through the US Open series. Followed by, Briton has confirmed his plan for clay court return from the French Open 2020.
This year’s Roland Garros tournament will take place from 21st September to 11th October, and the main draw starts on 27th September. The second Grand Slam of the tennis tour calendar, the French Open, will finally be played this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2016 French Open runner up Andy Murray explained his plan for the upcoming clay-court season in Europe, “The plan (is) to just play the French Open. I haven’t played a match on clay since 2017 which is a very long time.”
Andy Murray, who underwent hip resurfacing surgery last year, said, “So, you know, it would be unfair on my body, I think, to maybe try (and play warm-up tournaments too).”
“I Certainly Won’t Be Playing In Rome”- Andy Murray
The Rome Masters will begin before the Roland Garros tournament in Italy. It will take place from 14th September to 21st September. However, the 2016 Italian Open Champion Andy Murray has confirmed he will not participate this year.
Andy Murray said, “And certainly playing in Rome would be too soon because I will need to take a little break after getting back from here, as well because it’s been quite an intense little stretch in comparison to what I have had the last ten months or so.”
“I think it would be beneficial for me to have time to sort of build up my load on the clay before competing on it.”, He added.
In conclusion, Murray went on to say that, “So as of right now, my plan would be just to play the French Open, but, I mean, I guess that could change, but I certainly won’t be playing in Rome.”