Tennis - When Andy Murray hinted yesterday that he may pull out of the French Open, many suspected that one of the reasons for him to do so would be to ensure he is fit and ready for Wimbledon rather than risking his fitness in Paris.
Now his mother Judy Murray has confirmed that Andy would prioritize Wimbledon over the French Open. Murray has never done well on clay in the past and was a finalist at Wimbledon last year and also won the Olympic singles gold medal which was played at WImbledon.
He is hoping to become the first British man since Fred Perry in the 1930s to win the men's singles title at WImbledon. Speaking to BBC, Judy Murray commented, "Obviously the goal is to be in peak condition for Wimbledon.
It's something to do with his back but the scan will let him see what the injury is and what needs to be done. Often you pick up niggles when you change surfaces. Each surface brings its own problems and challenges. This back issue has been rumbling for a week or so.
"It's not so easy on the clay. There is a lot more twisting and turning. He needs to be cautious and I'm sure Wimbledon will be his priority."
Murray retired during his second round match yesterday at the Italian Open in Rome against Marcel Granollers.
Murray lost the first set but came from 1-4 down to win the second set in a tie breaker and then called it quits. .