Marray misses French Open as the Wimbledon build up looms

Great Britain's Jonny Marray. Pic Joe Giddens/PA Wire.
Great Britain's Jonny Marray. Pic Joe Giddens/PA Wire.
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Sheffield’s Jonny Marray will miss this week’s French Open as he builds up to Wimbledon.

Marray, the 2012 Wimbledon doubles champion, is suffering with a calf injury which has hampered his form in 2014 to date.

Marray, who partnered Andy Murray at the ATP 1000 masters in Indian Wells in March, made the decision with Wimbledon in mind.

“It was a tough call to make, missing the French Open, but ultimately I want to be 100% fit and firing for the grass court season,” Marray said.

“Grass is obviously my favoured surface and one I’ve had some of my best moments on, so in the end it was the most sensible decision to make.”

Marray, now a member of the All England Club, begins his summer on the grass courts of Queens Club, immediately after the French Open. “Hopefully,” he added, “the grass court season can provide a catalyst for the remainder of the year.”