Tennis: Murray withdraws from Miami Masters due to elbow injury

Reuters , Saturday 18 Mar 2017

World number one Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball to Spain's Fernando Verdasco during their ATP final tennis match, as part of the Dubai Duty Free Championships on March 4, 2017 AFP

World number one Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week's Mimai Masters with a right elbow injury, the Britain said on Saturday.

"Sadly due to my right elbow injury I will not be playing in Miami," the two-times champion said in a statement.

"Apologies to fans because it's one of my favourite tournaments. The focus now is getting ready for the clyacourt season."

Murray lost to Canadian world number 129 Vasek Pospisil in the second round at Indian Wells last week.

The Scot will be replaced in the main draw by American world number 136 Taylor Fritz.

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