Andy Murray recovering from illness with French Open set to begin

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Andy Murray has been on antibiotics and has limited his practice. (AP)

Andy Murray is recovering from illness in the lead-up to the French Open, according to British press.

The world No. 1 has been on antibiotics and has limited his practice, according to the Daily Mail.

Tim Henman had previously told the newspaper that Murray could still be experiencing the effects of shingles, which he had following the Australian Open. An elbow injury kept him from playing Miami, and he has been slow to get his form back.

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"Shingles isn't something to be taken lightly by anyone, let alone an elite athlete," said Henman. "I wouldn't be surprised if the elbow problems were related to that."

Henman suggested that a winning run of four tournaments to finish 2016, following by an extensive training period, could have contributed to the illness occurring.

Murray is back on the practice court, with a few more days before the French Open.

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