Murray eyeing fitness boost
Andy Murray has pledged to be in peak condition for the French Open after crashing out of the Rome Masters on Thursday.
The British number one was nursing a back injury going into the tournament but reached the third round before losing to Richard Gasquet 6-7 6-2 6-3. Murray winced in pain and held his back during the game which lasted nearly three hours. Speaking after the contest the Scot admits he has areas to improve - both in form and fitness - but has vowed to be back to his best when the French Open gets under way at Roland Garros in a fortnight. "I don't really want to go into detail of what the back problem is and what treatment I've had done but it's been there since December," said the 24-year-old. "My back was a little bit sore towards the end but I was kind of expecting that coming into the tournament. "It's clear from the last four or five weeks there are things I need to work on and improve in the next 10 days if I'm to go in there with confidence. "The only positive to take from losing is getting a few extra days break but I need practice and gym work. "Hopefully by the time the French Open comes around I'll be in peak condition. That's the goal."