Citing fatigue, Andy Murray withdraws from Italian Open

REUTERS/Andrea Comas

ROME - Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Italian Open citing fatigue before his third-round match against Belgian opponent David Goffin.

Murray says when he woke up Thursday he was ''pretty exhausted,'' and felt ''extremely flat'' after his pre-match warmup.

In the past two weeks, Murray won his first clay title at the Munich Open, and then beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Madrid Open final for his first Masters trophy on the surface.

He improved his record on clay this year to 10-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 38th-ranked Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday in his opening match at the Foro Italico.

Murray wants to recover in time for the French Open, which starts in 10 days.

He says he is ''just trying to make the right decision.''

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