From Murray’s travails to Robredo’s tears – it’s a love of tennis that keeps them going

In a week when Hyeon Chung, the world No 20, pulled out of the French Open that starts on Sunday, the Spanish veteran Robredo provided compelling evidence of his love for the game

The French Open lost another fine player from the men’s draw when Hyeon Chung withdrew on Wednesday – and it looks as if he will miss Wimbledon too.

“I have been struggling with an ankle injury the entire clay season,” the 22-year-old South Korean said, simultaneously pulling out of Roland Garros and this week’s Lyon tournament where he had hoped to test his fitness. He follows Milos Raonic out of the season’s second slam, which starts on Sunday, further depleting a field missing Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Rafael Nadal’s odds shorten by the day.

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