Andy Murray Withdraws From Madrid Due To A Back Injury
by Staff | May 4th, 2012, 11:07 am

Andy Murray’s French Open prep took a hit today when the world No. 4 officially withdrew his name from the Madrid Masters because of a back injury.

“It is with regret that on doctors advice I have to withdraw from the Mutua Madrid Open with injury,” Murray said in a statement on the Madrid website. “I always love coming to Madrid so it is a big disappointment. I look forward to returning next year and wish everyone a great week of tennis.”

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will now move into the No. 4 seed slot when the draw is released Saturday afternoon.

Murray is still scheduled for Rome next weekend. The Scot has one title on the season, that coming in his first event at Brisbane.

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12 Comments for Andy Murray Withdraws From Madrid Due To A Back Injury

jane Says:

Oh no, that’s too bad; he’ll be missed!

Kimberly Says:

wow! well whoever gets the #4 draw in the semi is lucky ducky as tsonga on clay not pretty. Hopefully Delpo is Tsonga quarter to make for two real semis.

Lulu Iberica Says:

That stinks! I hope Murray comes back soon. He showed us such good stuff on the clay last season.

Brando Says:


I agree. andy will be missed, and he deserves to be no. 4 in the world- rightfully so too- BUT on clay delpo is the no.4 IMHO.

He is the ONLY one outside the top 3 with the ability to win the entire tourny IMHO.

alison hodge Says:

Brando has Delpo ever won anything on clay?BTW shame about Murray,although last year he did quite well on clay,almost taking Nole out at Rome,his results have been less than impressive this year,maybe his mind is more on the FO,and then the grass court season most of all?

RZ Says:

I’d put Ferrer as the #4 on clay.

Brando Says:

@Alison: He won estoril last year- possibly may have won somewhere else before that too- he was a SF in FO 2009, losing to RF in the 5TH set.

@RZ: based on track record, then YES i would also have ferrer at 4 on clay, but IMHO delpo is 4 since i feel he has a GREATER chance of beating the top 3 when it matters than ferrer.

alison hodge Says:

Brando yeah i remember that semi against Roger too,JMDP was unlucky to loose that game,it could have been JMDP in the final against soderling that year,and holding up the FO trophy for the 1st time,not that Roger didnt deserve it though dont get me wrong,anyway glad to see hes getting back to top form again,although am i right in thinking that since his injury hes yet to beat one of the top 3 in a major?

Brando Says:


Yes he hasn’t, BUT he did push nole at FO and rafa at wimby IMHO. He did okay against roger at AO, so maybe he’s due?

jamie Says:

Better luck during the grass season, Andy.

Ragerle Says:

Delpo can only win 250 series clay court events, not to say he is not a good player. But haven’t you guys relaized that he cannot win any tourny that the BIG 4 play in. He wins any tourny they do not play in.

dari Says:

Ok, well, I think he is probably fine, just focusing on RG. no need for all this low bounce slick court hoopla for Andy when his back is hurting and is just trying to win slams.
Bet it was Ivan’s idea

Get well soon, come back strong!

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