Rafael Nadal, 34, demolished Novak Djokovic in the final at Roland Garros to win his 13th French Open title, an achievement that Andy Murray feels no one will even get close to in Paris.
Andy Murray said Sunday it was going to be "difficult" for the former world number one to reach his level of old after a lopsided defeat by fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the French Open first round.
Opening day will see 2018 champion Simona Halep start her bid for a third major while 40-year-old Venus Williams kicks off her 23rd French Open. Andy Murray takes on Stan Wawrinka in the day's marquee tie.
Organisers of the French Open, which gets underway four months later than planned in Paris on Sunday, had hoped for a maximum of 5,000.
Former world number one Andy Murray and Eugenie Bouchard, a semi-finalist in Paris six years ago, were handed wild card entries for the French Open which begins on September 27.
Felix Auger-Aliassime marched into the US Open third round with a routine 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over Britain's Andy Murray at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
US Open: Six-time winner Serena Williams powered past 96th-ranked Kristie Ahn after Andy Murray came from two sets down to win a five-set thriller.
Andy Murray advanced in hot and humid conditions to a second-round date with German fifth seed Alexander Zverev at the Western and Southern Open.
USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said that the exclusion of Guido Pella and Hugo Dellien was in line with advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rafael Nadal is preparing to play at the French Open this year as he looks to win his thirteenth title.
The Western & Southern Open is normally staged in Cincinnati but was moved to New York as a one-off in order to minimise COVID-19 risks for players travelling to compete at US Open.
Andy Murray is taking part in the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis event in London this week and remains focused on the US Open in New York, scheduled to start on August 31.
Andy Murray, who is set to return to action at the Washington Open in mid-August, is planning to play the US Open as well as the French Open this year.
Andy Murray was due to face Cam Norrie in a third place play-off in Roehampton after losing in the semi-finals to Dan Evans.
The US Open will run from August 31 to September 13 on the hard courts of New York with the rescheduled French Open on clay taking place just a fortnight after.
Andy Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, has been out of action since November with a pelvic injury.
With the ATP and WTA seasons postponed due to the coronavirus, Andy Murray's first appearance since November's Davis Cup Finals will be a welcome tonic for tennis fans.
Andy Murray, appears to be one of his few rivals Nick Kyrgios respects, with the Scot having defeated Novak Djokovic in both the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon finals.