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Kenny ousted in Bangkok

Kenny ousted in Bangkok

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Third seeded Saketh Myneni of India sent out Cambodia’s Bun Kenny 6-3, 6-0 in the first round of the ITF Men’s Thailand Futures at the Rama Garden Sports Complex in Bangkok on Tuesday.

The Cambodian right-hander put up a far stiffer fight than the scoreline indicated, often engaging the 341st-ranked Indian in some long baseline rallies, markedly in the first set.

“I completely lost my way in the second as I tried to adjust to pace,” Cambodian Davis Cupper Kenny told the Post, adding: “I am determined to do well in the next event.”

Kenny will play the qualifiers for the second Futures at the same venue beginning on Saturday.

In the men’s doubles first round, Kenny and his Thai partner Perakiat Siriluethaiwattania were outplayed by the second-seeded Japanese pair of Takuto Niki and Arata Onozawa 6-2, 6-2.

Murray pulls out of French Open

Britain’s world number two Andy Murray has pulled out of the French Open after failing to recover from a lower back injury which he aggravated at the Italian Open last week.

“It’s a really tough decision, and I love playing in Paris. But after seeking medical advice, I am not fit to compete,” Murray said in a statement released by his management company.

“Apologies to the organisers and thanks to everyone for the messages of support. Now my complete focus is on getting back on the court as soon as possible.”

Murray retired injured in the Italian Open second round in Rome on his 26th birthday last Wednesday after levelling his match with Spaniard Marcel Granollers by winning the second set.

“I’d be very surprised if I were playing in Paris,” he said after having treatment on court. “I want to make sure that it’s something that I can sort out. It’s not enjoyable to play now.”

The French Open, which starts on Sunday at Roland Garros, will be the first grand slam Murray has missed since Wimbledon in 2007 when he had a wrist injury.

He will now focus on preparing for the grass court season and set his sights on being ready to play at Queen’s Club, the warmup event for Wimbledon starting on June 10.  Reuters