Tim Henman says Andy Murray needs to focus on regaining his fitness
Last Updated: 27/05/13 6:08pm
Tim Henman: Says Andy Murray made a 'mature decision' to pull out of French Open
Former British No 1 Tim Henman believes Andy Murray made the right decision to pull out of the French Open and focus on regaining his fitness in time for Wimbledon.
The world No 2 announced he would miss Roland Garros a week after retiring midway through his clash with Marcel Granollers during the Rome Masters with a long-standing back problem.
He is now facing a race against time to be fit for the Grand Slam starting on June 24, but Henman says his decision to rest and recuperate will boost his chances of claiming his first title at SW19.
Henman: Murray made the right decision
"The most important aspect is that he has to be 100 per cent fit and healthy. And I think that's why it was a pretty mature decision to bypass the French," he told Sky Sports.
"I don't think there is any point in him being in Paris trying to win a match or two, but now that he's pulled out it gives him that greater window of opportunity to make sure that he's fit and 100 per cent for the grass.
"I think that grass is a better opportunity for him and you look at his performance 12 months ago, not only at Wimbledon, but also at the Olympics and he's definitely going to be one of the favourites."