Final week, it was introduced that former world No. 1 Andy Murray would obtain a wildcard entry into the Miami Open operating from Monday (March 22) by way of April 4 at Arduous Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
Nevertheless, the 33-year-old informed the Miami Herald on Tuesday that he eliminated himself from the match due to a groin harm he suffered whereas in Miami.
“I had no points whereas coaching, felt fantastic, did some health club work Friday, no downside, after which I awakened about 3 within the morning, felt ache within the groin, not on the aspect I had my surgical procedure, and once I acquired off the bed I struggled fairly a bit to stroll,” Murray defined. “I don’t know what I did. It’s a kind of freak issues. Every day it has gotten progressively higher, but it surely’s not sufficient. I’ve not practiced since Friday.”
Murray, No. 118 within the official ATP rankings, has undergone a number of hip surgical procedures in recent times and was sidelined by a pelvic harm setback final fall. He missed final month’s Australian Open after he examined optimistic for COVID-19.
“I’m actually gutted,” Murray mentioned about lacking the Miami match he gained in 2009 and 2013. “This can be a place I’ve performed a lot coaching over time. It’s like my second dwelling. Final time I performed right here was 2016 and a lot has occurred. In 2017 I had an elbow problem, previous couple of years numerous points with my hip. Final 12 months, the day earlier than I used to be imagined to journey right here COVID stopped the tennis tour. Miami’s been a spot that has given me loads, however this simply wasn’t meant to be.”