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France President, Emmanuel Macron, announced on 31 March that a schedule for the return of sporting events would start from mid-May onwards, which led to the decision by the French Tennis Federation.

“It’s not safe for players to go from the semi-finals or final in New York… and then play in Madrid at altitude on clay when they haven’t competed for a long time,” Murray told a news conference during the “Battle of the Brits” charity tournament

Professional tennis will continue to remain on hiatus through, at least, the end of July, amid the global COVID-19 pandemic after the Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association extended the shutdown of their tours.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic maintained the No. 1 spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 9,045 points, ahead of Spanish player Rafael Nadal.

Edmund has moved up to 24th place as he reaps the benefit of reaching the Australian Open semi-finals, while former world number one Murray, out injured since January and recovering from a hip operation, drops eight places to 29th.