Andy Murray Has Withdrawn From The London Finals
by Tom Gainey | October 9th, 2013, 11:36 am
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As expected, Andy Murray officially removed his name from next month’s London Finals. The Wimbledon champion needs more time to recover from surgery on his back he underwent two weeks ago.

“I’m really disappointed not to be playing this year, I love playing in front of my home crowd, it’s a great atmosphere,” said Murray. “All the players look forward to competing in London and I’ll be doing my best to qualify again for the tournament next year.”

The third-ranked Murray’s withdrawal all but solidifies berths for Juan Martin Del Potro and Tomas Berdych into the year-end event. Roger Federer, who is 7th this week, also greatly improves his chances.

Murray is still scheduled to compete in a two day exhibition event in the Barbados on November 29.


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38 Comments for Andy Murray Has Withdrawn From The London Finals

SG1 Says:

Never seemed like there was a chance for Andy to make the tour finals after he did the surgery. He’ll be there next year though. It’s good to be young.


Margot Says:

Entirely expected but nonetheless blooming disappointing :(
Come back healthy and strong Andy!


Giles Says:

Sorry about that Andy. Your health is more important than a glorified Exo so take the rest you need to recover completely and then you can start the ball rolling. Good luck Andy!


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Disapointing but not exactly unexpected,rest up Andy,get that ankle right,and have a great season next year,looking forward to it,AO is a GS he has traditionally done well at,would hope to see him and Rafa on opposite sides of the draw.


metan Says:

Andy has been unlucky all the time. We missed him here but….

Get well and come back whenever you are ready.


the DA Says:

I’ll still watch the WTF but it won’t feel the same. I’m glad he’s being sensible and not rushing the comeback. I see he’s already signed up to play Acapulco 2014 (which has switched to HC).


jamie Says:

Murray will have bad 2014.


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

^And Novak will clean up at the GS,winning all 4 i suppose^


Margot Says:

@jamie
I think you’ve said that at least 3 times now
Yawn.


James Says:

It’s disappointing for the fans but Murray IMO has taken the right decision. He needs to be healthy and match fit first before coming back on tour.

If he’s fit, I don’t see any reason why Andy will have a poor 2014. If anything, he’ll be more motivated to do well for having missed the competition for these few months.

If he’s fit and motivated, Murray is a top player, he’ll do very well.


Ben Pronin Says:

“If he’s fit and motivated, Murray is a top player, he’ll do very well.”

My mind = blown!


courbon Says:

@ Hippy Chic: You are wrong darling.Jamies prediction, from couple of days ago that Novak will get one, maybe two slams and same Rafa-one or two.HA!


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Courbon darling it depends on which way the wind is blowing lol.


courbon Says:

Wind is blowing from Spain at the moment.Maybe later will come from Serbia…Switzcerland is finished with any winds.You hear it first, here!


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Courbon LMAO there is indeed a possibility of wind in spain going in the direction of serbia,there is no wind in Britain at the moment,except from my husband after too many lagers and curries.


courbon Says:

@ Hippy Chic:I think Spanish wind will blow for some time.I’m off to bed, speak tomorrow


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Courbon goodnight sweet dreams.


James Says:

@Ben, meant to say Murray is a world class player and when fit will always do well.


Patson Says:

@courbon: 2014 will be the year of Novak Djokovic. The winds have started blowing from Serbia.

What was the chant when Bruce climbs out of the pit in ‘The Dark Knight rises’?

Deshi Deshi Basara Basara (meaning He rises) :-p


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Novak might indeed have another solid year next year like he did this one,but it does not necassarily follow that after one win over Rafa he will dominate outright,Rafa is as everyone says physically and emotionally spent right now,and Novak can take advantage of that,Murrays missing so he can take advantage of that too,but Murray wont be missing forever,and he also has Novak rattled lately,Murray is not Novaks whipping boy anymore,Novaks in new territory when it comes to his matches against Andy now.


jamie Says:

Djokovic will have a great 2014. He will win 2 slams.

Nadal will win a slam.

Del Potro will win a slam.


Giles Says:

Jamie. Didn’t you say joker would have a bad 2014 until September???


jamie Says:

Giles

I never said bad. I said he would not win slams OUTSIDE AO until September 2014.


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Giles it all depends on which way the wind is blowing,he says one thing now,and it will be something entirely different in a couple of months,remember after wimbledon?i believe the words were Murray will win the USO,we are now entering the Andy Murray era,my advice would be dont get your hopes up when it comes to Jamies predictions,take them with a pinch of salt.


jamie Says:

I predicted Nadal would win the USO before the draw was out.


jamie Says:

August 21st, 2013 at 3:44 pm

That’s when I predicted Nadal would wint he USO.


jamie Says:

My prediction was:

Nadal will win the USO but will not win the WTF this year. He’s got everything *right* atm but after September he will slump for the remainder of 2013. 10 titles(including USO) for Nadal this year.


Thomas Says:

Jamie, I thought you said that Djokovic would win 2 slams next year, and nadal would win the other 2. You never said anything about Del Potro winning one…


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

You also predicted Murray,right after he won wimbledon,the point is we can all make predictions,one set of predictions is pretty much as good as anothers,by the law of averages some will be right andsome will be wrong.


Tennis X Hippy Chic Says:

Thomas read my post to Giles above yours.


metan Says:

Alison, this is the best time to chasing after Jamie:-);-)


jamie Says:

Djokovic will win AO and Wimbledon in 2014.
Nadal will win RG in 2014.
Del Potro will win the USO in 2014.


Giles Says:

And here’s my prediction: joker will not win AO in 2014.


Thomas Says:

Jamie, didn’t you say that djokovic wouldn’t win a slam outside of AO till septermber 2014(so no fo or wimbly) LOL


jamie Says:

@Thomas

I found out NEW STUFF….. Very important….


Suzette, Says:

Too bad for Andy, but here’s hoping that he recovers and is back on court soon.

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