Judy Murray: Wimbledon is Andy's priority

by: Matt Cronin May 16, 2013

Tags: Andy Murray

AP Photo

Judy Murray tells the BBC that her son Andy will prioritize Wimbledon over playing Roland Garros.

Murray is contending with a back injury that forced him to pull out of Rome. He said on Wednesday that he is unlikely to play the French Open, but will take five days of rest before making a decision.

"Obviously the goal is to be in peak condition for Wimbledon," Judy Murray said. “It's something to do with his back but the scan will let him see what the injury is and what needs to be done.  Often you pick up niggles when you change surfaces. Each surface brings its own problems and challenges. This back issue has been rumbling for a week or so. It's not so easy on the clay. There is a lot more twisting and turning. He needs to be cautious and I'm sure Wimbledon will be his priority."

More Stories

Venus and Serena Williams begin U.S. Open campaigns on Day 2

The 36-year-old will play Kateryna Kozlova; Serena will face Ekaterina Makarova.

The Latest: Halep, Nishikori advance; American teen Donaldson upsets Goffin

Halep says she wasn't perfect, but pleased with how she played against the Belgian. 

Ana Ivanovic exits U.S. Open early again with first-round loss to Denisa Allertova

Ivanovic, who turns 29 in November, said she's not considering retirement.