Roland Garros: Andy Murray awarded ‘wildcard’ to participate in men’s doubles

The two-time Grand Slam winner is likely to retire this year

By Web Desk
May 22, 2024
Murray has already indicated his intention to retire at the end of 2024. - Reuters

British duo Andy Murray and Dan Evans have become the first non-French pair to be awarded a wildcard for the men's doubles at Roland Garros in over two decades.

Murray seemed likely to miss this year's French Open after injuring his ankle in March but made a return to action with appearances in Bordeaux and Geneva earlier this month.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray has already indicated his intention to retire at the end of 2024, and this bid to play doubles at the French Open raises the possibility of the 37-year-old participating in the Olympic Games in Paris later this year.

"I won't go to the Olympics unless I can win a medal," Murray told The Times back in March.

With Murray now ranked 75th in the ATP singles rankings after a challenging season, the Scot seems poised to shift his focus towards the doubles event at the Olympics, which will be held at Roland Garros.

Murray and Evans last played doubles together at the Citi Open last summer, where they won one match before being eliminated in the quarter-finals.

While Murray will partner with Evans for the French Open, he is likely to team up with world doubles number five Joe Salisbury if selected by Great Britain for the Paris Games.