Andy Murray fights back from injury at the French Open
Andy Murray has claimed he was on the verge of quitting the French Open as he fought back from a set down against Jarkko Nieminen.
The British number one had previously complained of a persistent back injury and said the problem was severely hampering him during the early stages of the match - which saw him lose the opening four games of the second-round contest.
However, as the encounter went on - and after treatment from the physio - Murray's performance improved and he was able to win in four sets.
Murray is hoping to become the first British player to win a grand slam since Fred Perry in 1936 and may find the injury and the shifting surfaces of Roland Garros are too much for him this time around.
Those who will enjoy corporate hospitality at Wimbledon, however, will be hopeful that the world number four can improve on his previous performances at the All England Club, where Murray has made the semi final in each of the past three tournaments.
Posted by Ted Walker