Andy Murray has found himself under the spotlight going into this year’s French Open with many people including tennis legend Boris Becker suggesting Murray would be best off dropping out of the tournament to rest his back ahead of his much anticipated return to Wimbledon.
Murray suffered an ankle injury during a third round match in last years French Open as well as breaking his tooth on a baguette. Despite these set back the Scot made it to the semi-finals before eventually losing out to eventual winner and Spaniard Rafa Nadal.
The World number four is buoyant about his chances in this year’s competition taking much strength from last year’s performance and believes he has learnt a lot from the previous campaign in Paris which could spur him on for his first ever grand slam victory. Despite this rumours over a potentially serious back injury have been rife as Murray has prepared for his first round match up with Tatsuma Ito. The British number one was forced to sit out during the recent tournament in Madrid but assures his fans not to worry over his fitness stating: “Everyone has niggles, of course you do. People are making a massive deal about it — I’m not.
Murray has had a number of injuries throughout of his career. In his early career lack of fitness and cramping was a severe issue for the twenty five year old, but since getting that under control he has had a string of sidelining injuries.
Despite this Murray has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his career. With Wimbledon just around the corner The Scottish born tennis pro will no doubt have on eye success there and so it would seems likely that he wouldn’t risk fitness in Paris is it meant missing out on playing in front of a home crowd at Wimbledon