Following a remarkable few weeks on the professional tour, where he compiled a undefeated record spanning across two (and a half) tournaments, Andy Murray has chosen to withdraw from the Internazionali BNL d’Italia citing fatigue.
“Sorry to everyone @InteBNLdItalia for withdrawing from the event today,” Murray said on twitter. “I always feel bad after making decisions like this but my body is extremely tired and fatigued right now having played 10 matches in the last 12 days. I wanted to try to compete in the event but after warming up today I didn’t feel able to compete. I hope next year I can come back to Rome and do better. Sorry, Andy.”
The world No. 3 maintained his undefeated clay court streak when he defeated Rafael Nadal in straight sets to lift the Mutua Madrid Open title on Sunday. It was Murray’s second win at this event but his first since the tournament moved to clay. From there, he began his Rome campaign with a straight sets victory over Jeremy Chardy to bring his record to 10-0 on clay this season. He will head into the French Open with an undefeated streak.
“I’m going to take a few days’ rest. I won’t train; I won’t go on the court. I just need a few days to recover. I’ll go home either tonight or tomorrow morning and spend a few days at home, maybe see my physio a little bit over the weekend to try and help the recovery process. I’ll try to rest and sleep and recover; that’s what I need to do right now. Hopefully I’ll get to Paris early next week and get some good days’ training done there.”
Given Murray’s withdrawal, Goffin will advance to the quarter-final round of the Rome Masters, where he will go on to face David Ferrer,