Andy Murray Withdraws From French Open
Murray met medical specialists to assess whether he would be able to compete at Roland Garros after the lower back injury forced him to withdraw from a second-round match in last week's Rome Masters.
And with the grass-court season and Wimbledon just weeks away, the world number two has elected to err on the side of caution and skip the year's second Grand Slam.
"After consultation with his team and medical specialists, Andy has reluctantly withdrawn from the French Open and will instead focus on preparation for the grass court season," a statement said.
The US Open champion said: "It's a really tough decision and I love playing in Paris, but after seeking medical advice, I am not fit to compete.
"Apologies to the organisers and thanks to everyone for the messages of support. Now my complete focus is on getting back on the court as soon as possible."
The French Open starts on Sunday.