I was more suprised when he said he was going to play it! Wonder if the wrist injury is real?
Me too, so this news comes as no surprise. Thought opening the Dubai thread was a bit premature.
Andy did make a reference to some pain in his wrist in Rotterdam but played it down saying that a few niggles were not unusual following GSs.
He seemed pretty certain about Dubai after his doubles loss with Jamie, though, so perhaps this withdrawal could be more precautionary than anything serious - we hope. Also it's a good reason (and I mean reason, not excuse) for him to take the break he talked about after the AO.
Lets see how soon he goes to Miami, he talked about it at the last interview in Rotterdam and was more animated about that than Dubai thought then this may happen. I think if the wrist injury was serious he would say so.
Not necessarily. Andy does tend to keep things like this close to his chest until he is absolutely forced to say something - remember the wrist injury at the 2009 USO? We didn't hear about that until the DC tie came along. Same thing with the virus that felled him at Beijing last year which had apparently been bothering him, again since the USO.
That's very sad. The right wrist is the one that came to grief earlier in his career while he was with BG. Let's hope it's nothing serious and that he doesn't end up having to have surgery like del Potro, Agassi et al - several months out of the game, if it required surgery. Delpo has been out of it for the better part of 12 months. Long way back.
I seem to recall that Agassi's wrist problem was a long-standing one and that Del Potro seriously aggravated his injury in an accident during training, so fingers crossed.