Saturday May 18th, 2013

Andy Murray Andy Murray will be the No. 3 seed at Roland Garros if he plays. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

ROME -- British media are reporting that Andy Murray has undergone a back scan in London and will make a decision on whether he will play the French Open on Wednesday, two days before the draw is to be made.

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That's a slight step down from Murray's ominous comments earlier in the week after he retired from his opening-round match in Rome with a back injury.

Murray, who made the French Open semifinals in 2011, revealed he had been struggling with the injury since the end of 2011 and reaggravated it on the clay, saying he would be "surprised" if he was able to get fit enough to play the French Open. If the back scan revealed a more serious injury, it stands to reason that he would have announced his withdrawal sooner.

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