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British doubles number one Colin Fleming may be forced to miss the French Open after a scan on the stress fracture of his left tibia showed the injury was worse than was initially anticipated.

However, the 27-year-old Scot remains hopeful that he will be able to take part at Wimbledon, which is scheduled to start in just over five weeks’ time.

He tweeted: "Got scan results. They showed good signs of healing but not yet fully healed. Looking at missing the French now, tough pill to take."

Fleming currently has a ranking as the 25th best doubles player in the world and has formed a formidable partnership with Briton Ross Hutchins. The French Open tennis betting had suggested they could make an impact at Roland Garros, but injury has now dashed those hopes.

They won their first ATP title together in St Petersburg at the end of last season, beating Michail Elgin and Alexandrte Kudryavtsev in the final and triumphed in Delray Beach earlier this year against Michal Mertinak and Andre Sa.

Earlier in his career, Fleming teamed up with Ken Skupski to win two tournaments - in Metz and St Petersburg in 2009 - and the same duo was beaten in the final at Eastbourne two years ago.

He also won the gold medal in the mixed doubles with Jocelyn Rae for Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and enjoyed his best Grand Slam at last year’s Wimbledon.

Fleming reached the quarter-finals with Hutchings where they lost a five-set clash to Christopher Kas and Alexander Peya.

The duo also reached the last eight at the US Open in 2011 before being knocked out by Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-u-Haq- Qureshi.

For more information on the French Open, including all the latest odds, previews and predictions, check out Betfair’s dedicated French Open page here: http://betting.betfair.com/tennis/french-open-betting/
 
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