“I AM REALLY GUTTED”- MURRAY, WITHDRAWS FROM MIAMI OPEN
The first Masters 1000 tournament of 2021 begIn without 2009 and 2013 champion, Andy Murray who has surprisingly pulled out tournament due to developed pain in his groin while sleeping on Friday night.
Murray, 33, was hoping to make a comeback having missed the Australian Open as a result of injury. According to SkySports, Murray had expressed the frustration of his withdrawer from the tournament when he told Miami Herald,
“I had no issues while training, felt fine, did some gym work Friday, no problem, and then I woke up about 3am, felt pain in the groin-not on the side I had my surgery-and when I got out of bed, I struggled quite a bit to walk”
Murray who has not practiced since Friday, despite the gym work had said he has no idea what he did that erupted the groin injury.
“I am really gutted. This is a place I have done so much training over the years. It’s like my second home. Last time I played here was 2016 and so much has happened.
“Last year, the day before I was supposed to travel here, Covid stopped the tennis tour. Miami’s been a place that has given me a lot, but this just wasn’t meant to be.” Murray said.
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer has also joined Serena Williams skipping the tournament in Florida. Serena, 23 Grand Slam Champion is recovering from oral Surgery.