Wrist Injury Knocks Andy Murray Out of Dubai; Loses Water Sponsor
by Staff | February 15th, 2011, 11:19 pm

According to his website, Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week’s Dubai tennis event due to a “wrist injury”.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. ADHEREL

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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12 Comments for Wrist Injury Knocks Andy Murray Out of Dubai; Loses Water Sponsor

pablo cabrera Says:

With Murray out.
I got winning the whole thing.
This comes from a nole fan.

margot Says:

Do hope this is a “diplomatic” wrist injury :(

johhny Says:

Murray should grow up finally and he should stop behaving like a brat. Nole handles him anytime. Full stop.

dAri Says:

Whatevs. Probably just a withdrawal here instead of what should have been in rotterdam. Hope that’s it. Buen suerte, muzza.

Duro Says:

It’s nothing but a bad timing… He should have done it for the Rotterdam and not Dubai… This way, he lost both. His organizing, coaching, behaving, planing, clear viewing, prioritizing, goals projecting mess – continuous…

Shame… Such a unique type of a player. Could have done much more up to now than he had…

There’s a time still, though. But, considering the quality of his decisions…

He’ll sort it out eventually. Sooner or later. GS title can’t escape him no matter what. He’ll win it after all. Too good not to.

Big four! No room for others! For the next 3 years at least.

stu Says:

Not a good idea to take such a long break again. Hope last year’s pattern doesn’t repeat itself. Problem is one can’t say which of these 2 situations is better – 1) his wrist is really injured, 2) he pulled out because he doesn’t feel like being on court. Sucks to be Andy right now.

pablo cabrera Says:

Edit my post
I got federer winning the whole thing.

jane Says:

I hope the injury isn’t too serious. I actually think a break isn’t a bad idea. It gives him some time to think, away from the glare of others/media. I hope he finds the answers to his wrist, coaching situation and whatnot. He is a true one off in so many ways. He will be missed, but want him to do what he thinks is best right now also.

jane Says:

Yeah, Fed has a good shot at the title. He has not won Dubai in a while: it was Roddick in 08, then Nole the last two years. If Fed win in Dubai, it will be like Nole and he swapped last year’s titles, between AO and Dubai titles.

dAri Says:

It’s nice to hear roger federer’s name again. Missed that chump, can’t wait to see him.play next week in Dubai. They better have that $#¡+ on live stream!

Kimmi Says:

muzza relax. roger get ready.

sar Says:

Hope Andy’s OK.

Nole has that traveling M.D. now and I think that is helping him.

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