Murray Defeated in Potential French Open Farewell.

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Murray Defeated in Potential French Open Farewell.

Andy Murray may have played his last French Open singles match after a one-sided first-round loss to Stan Wawrinka.

Andy Murray, 37, may have played his final French Open singles match after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the first round. Despite skipping ankle surgery to compete, Murray's lack of recent court time showed in a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 defeat to the 39-year-old Swiss.

This was Murray's first appearance on the Paris clay since a first-round loss in 2020, also to Wawrinka, and only his second since a tough semi-final loss in 2017. "It was always going to be a tough match," Murray said. "Stan has played brilliant tennis on this court over the years. I wish I could have done a little bit better."

Murray's early exit came as fellow Brit Jack Draper also lost, falling to Dutch qualifier Jesper de Jong in five sets. 

Draper, ranked 35th, was defeated 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 3-6, 6-3 by the 176th-ranked De Jong.

Murray and Draper were the first of six British players competing at Roland Garros, with Katie Boulter, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, and Harriet Dart set to play next. 

Murray's tournament isn't over yet, as he will compete in men's doubles alongside Evans.