Originally Posted by Carsomyr
This is honestly what he should be doing. Maybe not much in the way of prestige, but it would surely boost his confidene on the surface.
He won't, the clay season, if you have no chance at the FO (as Murray nearly does) and a big chance at winning Wimbledon (which Murray does), is a big hindrance. He wants to be as fresh as possible going into the clay season. Playing small tournaments which he might not even win aren't going to help him for the French Open or his longevity.