The three-time Grand Slam champion has only played the French Open once since reaching the 2017 semi-finals, losing in the first round to Stan Wawrinka three years ago.
Andy Murray said he hopes to play at Roland Garros for the first time since 2020 next month after crashing out in the first round of the Madrid Open on Thursday. The three-time Grand Slam champion has only played the French Open once since reaching the 2017 semi-finals, losing in the first round to Stan Wawrinka three years ago. But he said he could return to the Parisian clay, after losing 6-2, 7-6 (9/7) to Italian qualifier Andrea Vavassori in Madrid.
I might want to play, just absolutely on the grounds that I couldn’t say whether I’ll get one more chance to play once more,” Murray said on getting back to the French Open, where he was sprinter up in 2016.
“While I feel fit and great, I might want to try it out.
“I likewise have desires of vieing for Wimbledon titles and that kind of stuff, and I realize that staying here today that presumably doesn’t sound practical, however I truly do trust that that is plausible. I clearly maintain that should make the best choice there.
“It’s difficult to get out whatever the correct thing to do is, yet clearly it’s a Huge homerun. I would like the potential chance to play.”
World number 164 Vavassori turfed out the previous world number one in straight sets in the Spanish capital.
Murray was likewise taken out in the main round at the Monte Carlo Experts a fortnight back, depicting it as “unsettling” and “horrendous”.
“Second set began to get into it a smidgen more. Was playing I think a piece better, a few positive signs,” Murray said on Thursday.
“A portion of the mistakes are difficult to make sense of.”
Vavassori broke world number 52 Murray two times to take a 4-0 lead in the main set prior to serving out, with his rival unfit to drive a solitary break point.
The 27-year-old broke again for 2-1 in the subsequent set however terminated into the net to permit his adversary back in to even out at 4-4, with Murray celebrating irately.
Vavassori committed a twofold issue at match point in the bind break and afterward hit the net with one more shot, before Murray saved a third match point on serve.
The Briton saved a fourth as well, however the Italian secured triumph at the fifth season of asking when Murray blundered gravely at the net.
It is the initial time double cross champ Murray has fallen at the principal obstacle in Madrid in 12 appearances.
Prior, Austria’s Dominic Thiem beat Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-1 to set up a second-round conflict with Stefanos Tsitsipas.