A confirmation revealed at a press conference. Andy Murray will not play any red clay tournament in the 2022 season and will therefore miss the Parisian round of the Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam of the year. The British tennis player, after giving his current sensations also on a physical level, has chosen the path of prudence to avoid further serious injuries, which could at that point compromise his career as a professional player.
The Scotsman's announcement: "I'm not going to play on clay. The last two years I've done it and things have gotten worse. Last year I had some physical problems at the beginning of the year. Wanting to play everything I made a mistake.
I spoke to my team and we decided that this year we would not be competing on this surface, not even the prestigious Roland Garros. I don't want to take the risk of getting injured again," he clarified in front of the media.
The former world number one added: "I don't know if I will play there again in the future. Last year I was almost unable to attend Wimbledon. I was close to not playing all season on grass. I don't want to repeat it again, that's why I made this decision.
I have not yet decided if in all those months I will do a few more tournaments on another surface or if I will rest to get to the season on grass in the best possible way. I've had a pretty grueling end to the year and I'm not going to take any chances in the coming months.
I hope to have a good preparation." On Daniel Vallverdu's report: "It was not easy to find someone. Obviously Stan Wawrinka is recovering from a long term injury and hopefully he will be back on tour very soon.
He accepted that Dani would come to this tournament with me and help me for a few weeks. This is a short-term thing. I am still trying to find a long-term solution. We will see what decision we will make. It is not easy to find a person to accompany you to tournaments.
To be the right person I want there to be a perfect configuration, but in the medium and long term I want some stability," he concluded.