Andy Murray has pulled out of Roland Garros. He said in a statement: “It’s a really tough decision and I love playing in Paris, but after seeking medical advice I am not fit to compete,” adding “now my complete focus is on getting back on the court as soon as possible.”
World #2 Murray has been troubled with a lower-back injury that caused him to retire from his second-round match in Rome. He has also stated that Wimbledon is his main priority.
Juan Martin Del Potro has also pulled out. The World #6 and a former French Open semi-finalist has been suffering with a bronchial infection since appearing at the Monte Carlo Open. He was forced to sit out scheduled events at the Portuguese Open and Madrid Masters. He returned for the Italian Open in Rome but was below his best in a poor outing against the Frenchman Benoit Paire. Following the Paire loss, Del Potro returned to Argentina.
Other Roland Garros casualties also include the Americans Mardy Fish and Brian Baker. They will be replaced in Friday’s draw by Joao Sousa of Portugal, and Guido Pella of Argentina.
Additionally, John Millan, an Australian wild card, has withdrawn due to shoulder injury, and will be replaced by Nick Kyrgios of Australia.