After Andy Murray retired from the Rome Masters, he must decide whether to play in the French Open or get back to full fitness for Wimbledon, his betting odds of 50/1 to win the French suggests he wont be at Roland Garros.
Andy Murray faces a tough decision ahead of this season’s French Open after his long standing back trouble finally got the better of him in the second round of the Rome Masters last week. His decision will be made on Wednesday whether he will be at the Grand Slam event at Roland Garros in a weeks’ time.
Rafael Nadal had exactly the same dilemma a year ago, his choice was to swerve the game completely until his body was 100% ready to perform again at the highest level. The intensity and commitment Andy Murray shows in all his matches probably means this thought won’t enter his head as missing Wimbledon would be unthinkable for the 26 year old Scot.
The decision to miss out on the French Open would be hard to take for Murray, but that decision would do his chances of making another Wimbledon final no harm at all. A gruelling two weeks in Paris could get the better of him and see him miss Wimbledon all together this summer.
Clay courts are the root cause of Andy Murray’s back trouble so the road to get as fit as possible for SW19 and avoid the clay Grand Slam event must be the option he takes, as not to make the problem worse at the very least.
In the latest betting for the French Open clay court expert Rafael Nadal is the odds on favourite at 8/11 (William Hill). The betting suggests Andy Murray will not feature at Roland Garros, with Ladbrokes offering him at a massive 50/1 to win the tournament. Novak Djokovic is 7/4 second favourite with Roger Federer a 16/1 shot. The bookies think this tournament is a two horse race, and they’re probably right.
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