Murray withdraws from Washington Open and Rodgers Cup

first_imgAndy Murray will miss the upcoming Rodgers Cup in Toronto after the Scot pulled out of his Washington Open quarter-final on Friday.Murray was due to play Alex de Minaur in the last eight in the American capital but withdrew from the match after only finishing his last-16 win at 03:02 local time earlier the same day.The 31-year-old broke down in tears after prevailing in a gruelling contest against Romanian Marius Copil.With limited recovery time, Murray opted out of his tie with de Minaur and has also confirmed he will skip the Rodgers Cup to continue his recovery. Instead, the Scot says he will focus on preparing for the Cincinnati Masters, which starts on 13 August, in a bid to fine-tune his game ahead of the US Open.He said: “I’m exhausted after playing so much over the past four days, having not competed on the hard courts for 18 months.“I also need to be careful and to listen to my body as I come back from a long-term injury.”Speaking after beating Copil, Murray added: “My body doesn’t feel great right now. Finishing matches at three in the morning isn’t good for anyone involved in the event – players, TV, fans, anyone. “When you’re expected to come back and perform the next day, I think that’s unreasonable.”last_img

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