Former British tennis star Tim Henman has tipped Spaniard Rafael Nadal to win this year's Roland Garros. He has also stated that World No. 2 Andy Murray's withdrawal from the tournament will help him win this year's Wimbledon. Murray withdrew from the French Open due to a chronic back injury that has been bothering him for a while now.
Henman, who was once a Semifinalist at Roland Garros said: “I think it’s a very good decision that Andy has made. If you’re going into the French and looking to win the tournament you have to be fully fit for best-of-five set matches on clay. In terms of the physical toll that it takes on your body, the French Open is as great as any."
He further added, “There’s no point in Andy going in there and trying to win a round or two. If he was going to enter, he needed to be thinking he could win the tournament. If he’s not fit enough it’s better to make the sensible decision and save himself for the grass. It could potentially help him on the grass.”
After that he explained why he thinks the 26-year-old Spaniard is the hot favorite to win this year's French Open: “Rafa Nadal is very much the favourite for the French Open. He’s still the king of clay and what he has done is incredible since he returned from injury. At Wimbledon, I could very easily make a case for all of the top four players in the world, particularly if Andy can arrive fully fit.”