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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