Andy Murray enters French Open qualifying, but still pondering whether or not he will play clay swing

Andy Murray looking ahead

He is yet to decide if he will play on clay this year after several setbacks, but Andy Murray has entered his name into the French Open qualifying tournament.

The former world No 1 has played only three ATP Tour-level matches in 2021 – one at the Open Sud de France and two at the Rotterdam Open – as a series of events have played havoc with his schedule.

He was forced to miss the Australian swing after testing positive for corovinavirus, then he withdraw from the Dubai event following the birth of his fourth child while he also pulled out of the Miami Open after suffering an injury setback.

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Murray initially hinted that he hoped to a full clay-court swing this year, but he is yet to feature on the red dirt this year with his name absent from the wildcard entries for next week’s Madrid Open.

Only a handful of tournaments are left before Roland Garros starts on May 30, but Murray has officially entered the qualifying event for the clay-court Grand Slam in Paris as he is not sure if he will receive a wildcard into the event.

The 2016 French Open finalist made a first-round exit from the French Open last year as he suffered a disappointing three-set defeat to Stan Wawrinka.

Murray, though, is yet to decide if he will actually play on clay this year or skip the red dirt season and switch to grass by entering the ATP Challenger Tour event in Nottingham or ATP 250 tournament in Stuttgart at the beginning of June.

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