Murray pulls out of Toronto

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Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup prior to his match against Milos Raonic, citing a left knee injury.

The 25 year old had just two days to recover from his Olympic victory and travel to Toronto, whilst also having to adjust to a new surface.

Murray had to call the trainer on after the first set during the 6-1, 6-3 win over Flavio Cipolla due to the injury, and has now decided not to risk doing further damage.

Murray comments on withdrawal:
I decided this morning. It was a bit sore yesterday. I came in today, saw the physios, they did some work on it, and it's still a bit sore.

I did a little warmup on the bike to try it out and it was still sore. I had to make a decision as to what I was going to do.

I spoke with the guys and decided the best thing was to rest and try and make sure I can actually let my body kind of adjust to the surface.

I'll be able to get as much treatment as possible. I wasn't able to to do anything to adjust to the surface (from Olympic grass) and get used to the movement at all.

I'll be able to do that and give it a few days and see how it feels.

The hard courts, for me anyway, are the hardest on my body. It always takes me a bit of time to get used to playing on them again. I hope it doesn't affect the next few weeks too much.

Now I have to take a couple days off without playing, so this (injury) may have set me back slightly.


The world number four will now hope he is fit to defend his Cincinnati title next week.
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Wise decision.  Hopefully he will be fully fit when Cincy/ US open  comes around. 
August 09, 2012, 09:25 PM
By backhandslice

With the USO looming, it is a great decision to rest the body and gives it time to recharge. Actually Andy should not even have played in the first place.
August 09, 2012, 09:30 PM
By Philip

Glad that he now has a few days to rest/recover and adjust to the surface for Cincy Smile
August 09, 2012, 09:30 PM
By Hazybear

One report says there are doubts over Cincy and USO
August 09, 2012, 09:32 PM
By Tessie

^ No I hope not.  Frown I don't think it's that serious.
August 09, 2012, 09:37 PM
By janetx

One report says there are doubts over Cincy and USO


What? What?  shocking
Glad he's withdrawn and sorry he decided to play because this seems to have exacerbated the problem. nervous
Get plenty of rest Andy and get better soon Fingers crossed
August 09, 2012, 09:38 PM
By blueberryhill

One report says there are doubts over Cincy and USO
Speculation. I wouldn't worry, it was a surprise to even see him play here. I'd rather him pull out now than tank the match against Raonic to be honest.

He's picked up an extra 80 ranking points to add to the 750 won in London, meaning reaching the Quarters next week would be enough to cover the points he'll lose from Cinci (although naturally we'd like to see him do better), which is vital with Ferrer not far behind.
August 09, 2012, 09:41 PM
By TheMadHatter

One report says there are doubts over Cincy and USO

I hope that is the press being dramatic. Andy didn't seem over concerned yesterday, and so whilst I know things can change, I don't think we need to worry until we have to.
August 09, 2012, 09:43 PM
By teejay1

I am quite confident that Andy will play Cincy and the US Open
August 09, 2012, 09:45 PM
By backhandslice

Wise move on Andy's part - time to get some rest and adjust to the surface.  To be honest I never did think he would play this week and next week - it just didn't make any sense.  The weather was probably an added incentive to withdraw - if the rain continues there is a real likelihood of two matches in one day or the final being held over.
August 09, 2012, 09:49 PM
By Alis

I agree this seems to be a wise move, rest up, ready for USO.  That's the important one.
August 09, 2012, 09:54 PM
By alisonfiner

I agree this seems to be a wise move, rest up, ready for USO.  That's the important one.
August 09, 2012, 09:57 PM
By alisonfiner

Hope its not true surely Andys not gonna pull out of the US Open.If need be he'll have to play on crutches,and use the one crutch as his tennis racquet. cmon yeah
August 09, 2012, 10:10 PM
By caroline

Assume Novak cant get back to no 1 by USO.
August 09, 2012, 10:10 PM
By Tessie

There is no way Andy would have pulled out if the USO wasn't just round the corner. Im quite happy he's making sure he's 110% for Flushing Meadows.

I also see Rafa has pulled out of Cincinatti now. Will he make the USO?
August 09, 2012, 10:12 PM
By BigNose

Just seen a clip from his press conference on Sky.  There was no hint he might miss USO.  He said his physio will be in Cinci and I guess he'll do intensive work with him there.  It has to be the right decision and probably is more precautionary than indicative of a serious injury.  Given it sounds like pretty relentless rain in Toronto over next day or so it would be difficult for him even to practise on outside hard courts so perhaps not too much lost by having enforced rest for a couple of days when his body is probably crying out for it.  And I'd hate to have seen him defeated by Raonic again. While we'd know there was a good reason for that it might given Raonic ideas if he beat him twice running.  So all in all a good decision and I'm relieved he can get some urgently needed rest.  And just keep fingers crossed some rest and physio will sort it out.

Oh and the strapline at bottom of press conference clip from ATP was Andy Murray Olympic Champion - makes me feel so proud each time I see or hear that  yay
August 09, 2012, 10:14 PM
By Ruthie

Oh and the strapline at bottom of press conference clip from ATP was Andy Murray Olympic Champion - makes me feel so proud each time I see or hear that  yay

I know its so nice, when they acknowledge andys olympic win just makes me so proud! Can't wait till other honours are added to that list. Very Happy
August 09, 2012, 10:25 PM
By Rachie

After all the rain in Toronto and the waiting about I fully expected Andy to pull out (and glad).  He will probably use the time now with Lendl and also rest up after the Olympics.  He said yesterday that he had hardly any sleep since Sunday and I suspect he will use the next few days catching up on his sleep and gently easing himself back in time for Cincy.  Imo it is the press stirring things up as usual saying that Andy will pull out of the US Open, seriously concerned about Nadal though.
August 09, 2012, 10:57 PM
By Iris

I'm very relieved but not surprised at this decision.  Andy should never have played in the first place and it's a shame that the ATP put pressure on players to particpate in Toronto right after the Olympics.  I suppose Andy was lucky that he had a fairly easy first match even if he did pick up what is hopefully a minor problem due to suddenly playing on a different, and harder, surface, but it may also have done him a big favour.  No way did I want to see him beaten by Raonic again.  Also I don't think he'll be the only top player who'll have a few niggles.  Early exits, tanking and withdrawals are only to be expected with the USO so close.

The press really should get a grip on themselves and stop their doom, gloom and despondency speculations.  They haven't a clue what the true situation is here.  Andy has a first-class physio and a great team who will make sure he's as fit as possible for the USO.  Also this shouldn't be seen by him as a setback - his body is screaming out for rest and I really hope he takes more than just a couple of days off.


Oh and the strapline at bottom of press conference clip from ATP was Andy Murray Olympic Champion - makes me feel so proud each time I see or hear that  yay
I get a real buzz every time I see or hear that too. Smile
August 10, 2012, 12:39 AM
By Aileen

"Golden Murray" sounds pretty good too. yay
August 10, 2012, 06:54 AM
By blueberryhill

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