After winning the Challenger in Aix-en-Provence at the start of May 2023, hopes were high that Andy Murray would play at the French Open this month and hit his menacing best form at the tournament.
The 36-year-old, who reached the third round of the Australian Open in January, has not featured at Roland Garros since 2020.
Murray has been a semifinalist on three occasions in Paris and the three-time grand slam tournament winner could be one of the star names at the major in the absence of reigning champion Rafael Nadal through injury.
What’s the latest on Murray’s participation at the French Open 2023? What does his schedule look like? Here’s what we know about the Scot’s prospects of participating.
Is Andy Murray playing at the 2023 French Open?
Murray sounded likely to play at the 2023 French Open when he was asked about the possibility in April 2023, telling Eurosport that he would compete “if I feel I can have a good run there”.
“I’ve not really played much there since 2017 and I don’t know how many more chances I’ll get to play there,” he added. “While I’m feeling good, I would love to do it again.”
Andy Murray French Open record
Murray has never won the French Open but he reached the final in 2016, winning the first set before losing in four to Novak Djokovic.
He first played there in 2006 and reached the semifinals in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2017, as well as the quarterfinals in 2009 and 2012.
Sixteenth seed Stan Wawrinka beat Murray in the first round in 2020, winning in straight sets.
When will Andy Murray play next?
The next time Murray plays is likely to be in the main draw of the men’s singles competition at the French Open, which begins on May 28, 2023.
Following his title win at the start of the month, Murray has suffered early exits against Fabio Fognini at the Italian Open and Wawrinka at the Bordeaux Challenger.
Andy Murray French Open draw
Should he confirm he is playing, Murray will discover his first-round opponent when the 2023 French Open draw takes place at 7 p.m. local time on May 25 at The Orangery in Paris. That’s 6 p.m. in the UK, 1 p.m. in USA (ET) and 3 a.m. the following day in Australia.
The draw will take place at The Orangery in Paris and is likely to be broadcast live on the tournament’s YouTube channel.