Andy Murray will play French Open if it goes ahead

Murray says he'll be ready, though isn't expecting the tennis tour to have resumed by September.

Andy Murray will play at the French Open in September – if it goes ahead.

Tennis is currently on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic and three-time grand slam champion Murray reckons it will be “one of the last sports to get back to normality” given the international nature of the tour.

The French Open in Paris has been postponed and pushed back four months, while Wimbledon has been cancelled.

Murray – who will compete in a virtual tournament with other top stars next week – is sceptical as to whether professional tennis will have resumed before the Roland Garros event’s scheduled start date on September 20.

In an interview with CNN, the Scot said he’s now fit and ready to go if the tournament does eventually take place.

Murray, who has recovered from complications surrounding his hip surgery last year, said: “I would definitely play on the clay if it goes ahead. I’m a bit sceptical whether it will.

“I would imagine tennis would be one of the last sports to get back to normality because you’ve obviously got players and coaches and teams coming from all over the world into one area.

“I would be surprised if they were back playing sport by September.”

Murray also revealed he suffered coronavirus symptoms last month and chose to self-isolate.

“I was a little bit sick for two or three days about four weeks ago,” he added.

“So actually, before the beginning of when the quarantine started, I was sort of isolating for probably four or five days before that.

“Most people I’ve spoken to have had some sort of symptoms and felt a little bit sick, but it’s quite difficult to know whether you have actually had the virus or not.

“And obviously, the test should be saved for people that are in severe situations and the frontline NHS workers in this country.”

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