French Open 2020: 'Andy Murray needs to stop thinking of himself' - Mats Wilander
Stanislas Wawrinka had no trouble cruising past Andy Murray 6-1 6-3 6-2 in their first-round clash at Roland Garros, and Eurosport expert Mats Wilander believes the Brit should have a think about why he is out there after his latest disappointing Grand Slam campaign. Wilander believes Murray should reflect after his defeat in Paris.
Andy Murray of Great Britain walks off the court following defeat as Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland applauds him following their Men's Singles first round match during day one of the 2020 French Open at Roland Garros
"I worry about Andy Murray," Eurosport expert Wilander said.
I would love to hear him say why he is out there, giving us a false sense of hope that he is going to come back one day.
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"I keep getting a little bit disappointed, is it his right to be out there doing that? Why? I did it and I shouldn’t have, it was the biggest mistake I made in my career.
I think Andy Murray needs to stop thinking of himself and start thinking about who he was. Does he have a right to be out there taking wildcards from the young players?
"I was 26 when I first retired, came back at 28, played until 32 and there was a couple of years I played and should not have taken up the space where there were younger, more motivated players who were better than me.
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"It’s tough to quit, for sure. By giving us all hope by playing, it’s just not right.
"I love the fact that he is back and trying. Hopefully he’ll figure out why he’s doing it."
The 35-year-old Wawrinka hit a hugely impressive 42 winners to Murray's 10 as he demonstrated his class on the Paris clay yet again. The Swiss will next take on Dominik Koepfer of Germany in the second round in Paris.
It was not a good day for British tennis as Dan Evans was defeated in a tense five-setter by Kei Nishikori before having a pop at the balls used at Roland Garros and Johanna Konta lost to Cori Gauff in straight sets.