Two-time tournament champion Andy Murray officially withdrew from the upcoming Miami Open citing an elbow injury.
“Sadly due to a right elbow injury, I won’t be playing in Miami,” said Murray. “Apologies to the fans, it’s one of my favorite tournaments. The focus now is on getting ready for the clay season.”
Murray, who lost in his opening match at Indian Wells to qualifier Vasek Pospisil, won Miami twice in 2009 and 2013. It’s the first time the part-time Miami resident will miss the event.
Last year, Murray lost in the third round to Grigor Dimitrov.
Taylor Fritz now moves into the draw.
If Novak Djokovic, who is also battling an elbow injury, does withdraw, Stan Wawrinka will be the top seed. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are expected in the field which begins on Wednesday.
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