Andy Murray out of French Open


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Andy Murray out of French Open

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the French Open. Murray, 30, won't be returning from a hip surgery during the clay-court season. The Scot is due to return to competitive action in the opening week of the grass-court season in s-Hertogenbosch.

There were speculations Murray could return at one of the newly staged British indoor-hard court Challenger events in Glasgow and Loughborough. However, the Scot isn't featuring this week's Glasgow Challenger and also won't be participating at the Loughborough Challenger which is also due to take place this month.

Murray has played at Roland Garros 10 times so far during his career. The Scot's best result at the French Open came in 2016 when he ended runner-up to Serb Novak Djokovic in the final. Murray, who debuted at the French Open in 2006, also lost four times in the semi-finals stage at the tournament.

The Briton also missed the 2013 French Open edition due to an injury. The s-Hertogenbosch event has been scheduled to take place from 11-17 June. A place in the French Open has now opened up for rising Briton Cameron Norrie following Murray's withdrawal.

Norrie, 22, has no previous appearances at the French Open. Also read: Bernard Tomic due to drop to his lowest ranking since 2010