Andy Murray has decided to withdraw from the Miami Open after suffering a “freak” groin injury. The former world number one was drawn against Lloyd Harris in the first round of the Miami Open. Murray is hoping the injury doesn’t keep him out for too long and revealed that he suffered the injury while sleeping.
“I had no issues while training, felt fine, did some gym work Friday, no problem, and then I woke up about 3 am, 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 said. “I have no idea what I did. It’s one of those freak things. Each day it has gotten progressively better, but it’s not enough. I have not practised since Friday.”
Murray has just won one match after a lockdown in the ATP event in Rotterdam. The Miami Open is considered the biggest tournament outside the Grand Slams. It has been hit this year with a number of high profile withdrawals such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Serena WIlliams.