According to his website, Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week’s Dubai tennis event due to a “wrist injury”. Murray had lost his last two matches – the Australian Open to Novak Djokovic and a first round defeat to Marcos Baghdatis in Rotterdam – and clearly was suffering from a post-Australian hangover.
Murray was to be the No. 3 seed behind Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but was the Brit really planning to play the event after what happened last year when he was was criticized in Dubai for not giving his best effort during a loss to Janko Tipsarevic?
Earlier in the day it was reported that Murray and Scottish water company Highland Spring had ended their relationship. Highland Spring was said to have been paying Murray $1M British pounds per year in a deal that began in 2006 and ended at the start of this season.
Murray is next scheduled to play Indian Wells starting on March 10.
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