Sport Murray to play Barcelona Open

20:20  21 april  2017
20:20  21 april  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Tomic injury hands Murray Barcelona walkover

  Tomic injury hands Murray Barcelona walkover Andy Murray will take on Albert Montanes or Feliciano Lopez in the third round of the Barcelona Open after Bernard Tomic's withdrawal.World number one Andy Murray reached the last 16 of the Barcelona Open without striking a ball on Wednesday after Bernard Tomic withdrew from the tournament due to a back injury.

Andy Murray has elected to enter next week's Barcelona Open in an attempt to get much-needed match time on clay ahead of the French Open . Means Kei will probably have to play both of these guys if he wants a chance to win Barcelona this year.

World No 1 Andy Murray will play next week's Barcelona Open in a bid to build match fitness and clock up much-needed claycourt time ahead of next month's French Open . Murray on Friday took the late decision to play in Spain after a surprise defeat at the hands of Spaniard Albert

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Andy Murray will play next week's Barcelona Open as he bids to reach full match fitness ahead of next month's French Open.

Murray's third-round defeat to Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Monte Carlo Masters was only his fourth match in two months after an elbow injury ruled him out of the Miami Open and the following Davis Cup game between Great Britain and France.

His only tournament win this year came at the Dubai Championship in March after he lost to Novak Djokovic in the Qatar Open final following an early exit at the Australian Open to unheralded Mischa Zverev.

Tomic injury hands Murray Barcelona walkover

  Tomic injury hands Murray Barcelona walkover Andy Murray will take on Albert Montanes or Feliciano Lopez in the third round of the Barcelona Open after Bernard Tomic's withdrawal.World number one Andy Murray reached the last 16 of the Barcelona Open without striking a ball on Wednesday after Bernard Tomic withdrew from the tournament due to a back injury.

Andy Murray has elected to enter next week's Barcelona Open in an attempt to get much-needed match time on clay ahead of the French Open . "If I was to play Budapest or Barcelona and do well, I would not really have a chance to train much between now and the French Open .

MADRID World number one Andy Murray will play next week's Barcelona Open in a bid to build match fitness and clock up much-needed claycourt time ahead of next month's French Open . Murray on Friday took the late decision to play in Spain after a surprise defeat at the hands of Spaniard Albert

He also exited Indian Wells with defeat to world No 129 Vasek Pospisil, which was his first loss to a player outside the top 100 in six years.

On Thursday Murray said that he was doubtful about his participation in Barcelona as he was considering focusing on his fitness, saying: "I'll speak to my team a little bit about that. I need to decide now whether I go and try to get matches or whether I try to get myself in better shape physically, put as much work in as I can."

The Briton had been scheduled to play just Madrid and Rome ahead of the French Open at Roland Garros at the end of May.

He will be joined in Spain by home favourite Rafael Nadal, who will be going for a record 10th Barcelona title, with Kei Nishikori and Dominic Thiem also taking part in the ATP 500 clay-court tournament.

Albert Costa, the Barcelona Open tournament director, called Murray's inclusion "the icing on a main draw".

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Murray targeting 'long' No 1 stay .
Andy Murray has said that he hopes to stay world No 1 "for a long time" despite a frustrating start to 2017.Andy Murray has said that he hopes to stay as world No 1 "for a long time" despite a frustrating start to 2017 and tough competition.

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