Murray Opens French Open Campaign Against Kuznetsov

PARIS, May 29, 2017

World No. 1 Andy Murray is the first British man as top seed at Roland Garros since Bunny Austin in 1937. Last year Murray reached his first French Open final finishing runner-up to Novak Djokovic. This is his 10th appearance in Paris having a 34-9 record.

However, Murray has struggled with his form in recent times and is 4-4 on clay this season. The 29-year-old also arrived in France confronting some health issues, as he has been on antibiotics to counteract viral symptoms.

“I still pretty much got everything done that I needed to do. I was supposed to practice on Monday here. I traveled on Sunday. Sunday afternoon was when I started to feel a bit sick. It was Monday/Tuesday didn’t feel great. But I still practiced a bit on Tuesday. Then I feel much better just now. I’ve just got a cough now, but I was just a bit sick for a couple of days,” Murray told on Friday.

“The last few months have not been good, obviously. I haven’t played well. I had a few issues, as well. I need to accept that I’m struggling and then find a way to get through it.

“I will get through it. I’m sure of that. When that happens, I don’t know. Hopefully it happens in a few days. Hopefully happens at this event. If it doesn’t, maybe it happens during the grass.”

Murray will open his Roland Garros campaign against Andrey Kuznetsov from Russia, leading 2-0 in head-to-head records.