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Murray expected to be fit for French Open despite injury scare

Andy Murray should be fit for the French Open despite pulling out of an exhibition match in Paris.
Andy Murray should be fit for the French Open despite pulling out of an exhibition match in Paris.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Andy Murray expected to be fit for the French Open despite an injury scare
  • The world number four pulled out of an exhibition match with a wrist complaint
  • Alexandr Dolgopolov shocks David Ferrer at the Nice Open
  • Caroline Wozniacki moves into the semifinal of the Brussels Open
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(CNN) -- Andy Murray is expected be fit to play in the French Open despite pulling out of an exhibition match in Paris with a wrist injury.

The 24-year-old was scheduled to face Michael Llodra at a country club near the French capital but withdrew after an incident during a practice session on Thursday morning.

With just three days remaining until the second Grand Slam of the season starts at Roland Garros, there was inevitable speculation that Murray might miss the tournament but his withdrawal was described as a "precaution."

A statement from the exhibition tournament organizers read: "Andy has withdrawn from the Masters Guinot Mary Cohr today as a precaution after sustaining a minor injury whilst training this morning.

"Andy would like to apologize to the fans and sponsors but hopes to play in the Masters Guinot Mary Cohr once again next year."

At the Nice Open, Alexandr Dolgopolov caused a shock by defeating in form Spaniard David Ferrer.

The Ukrainian triumphed 6-4 1-6 7-5 over the current world number seven, who has been tipped to do well at the French Open.

Elsewhere, Tomas Berdych, from the Czech Republic, made light work of Ernests Gulbis, beating his opponent 6-1 6-4 while Nicolas Almagro beat fellow countryman Pablo Andujar 6-1 6-4.

At the Brussels Open, women's number one Caroline Wozniacki moved into the semifinals after her opponent Yanina Wickmayer retired hurt after only two games.

Wozniacki, from Denmark, will now face reigning French Open champions Francesca Schiavone in the last four after the Italian beat Ayumi Morita.

"To see Yanina hurting on the other side with Roland Garros coming up next week, it's not fun to win that way," Wozniacki told the official WTA Tour web site.

"But I'm looking forward to the semifinals now. Francesca will be a good challenge for me."

The other semifinal will be between Vera Zvonareva, from Russia, and China's Peng Shuai after they beat Alexandra Dulgheru and Sofia Arvidsson respectively.