‘I am really gutted’ – Andy Murray forced out of Miami by ‘freak’ groin injury

Andy Murray has been forced to withdraw from the Miami Open after suffering a ‘freak’ groin injury.

The former world number one went to Miami early to acclimatise and prepare for the tournament after seeing very encouraging signs in practice recently.

He was set to begin his campaign in the first round against recent Dubai finalist Lloyd Harris, but he has revealed he has had to join the lengthy list of withdrawals, and he is ‘really gutted’ about it.

“I had no issues while training, felt fine,” Andy Murray told the Miami Herald.

“I did some gym work Friday, no problem, and then I woke up about three in the morning, 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.

“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 practiced since Friday.

“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.

“In 2017 I had an elbow issues, last few years various issues with my hip. 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.”

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