Murray withdraws from Basel

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Andy Murray has pulled out of the Swiss Indoors Basel tournament citing a back injury.

This is the second year running that the British number one has been forced to withdraw from Basel due to an untimely injury. The Scot originally signed up last Autumn to amend for last year's mishap (where Murray asked for a Wild Card before withdrawing due to a gluteal injury), but unfortunately he has had to pull out again due to a back problem that has plagued him all year.

Murray will now be hoping he is fit for the Paris Masters next week where he is defending quarter-final points, although his eye will most likely be on the World Tour Finals in London the week after.
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Hopefully it's just a "precautionary" withdrawal. Otherwise write off Paris and WTF - a week is not going to make much difference to a chronic back injury.
October 20, 2012, 03:51 PM
By boogers

I'm struggling with this to be honest, i've not seen any statement from Andy himself or from anyone nside his inner circle, i cannot find any mention of it on the web, where is this news coming from? and if true why was there such a long wait for him to pull out? as much as i hate to say  this, this will reflect very badly on him.
October 20, 2012, 03:53 PM
By The Gnome

Ugh, I wish he pulled out earlier tbh. Now we're going to hear a lot of stupid comments from smugfed.
October 20, 2012, 03:55 PM
By ProdigyEng

I wish he'd pulled out earlier too but it's quite possible that the organisers encouraged him not to in the hope he might be fit enough to play.  It would have spoiled their pre-tourno publicity around having the 3 Olympic medallists had Andy pulled out a week ago.
My eeyore side fears that boogers could be right - ie he can say goodbye to Paris and more importantly WTF; my Pollyanna side says perhaps the back is just niggling and he's being sensible not pushing it for 3 weeks in a row.   I would love my Pollyanna side to be right naturally.
October 20, 2012, 04:03 PM
By Ruthie

Looks like another week without Andy. Good god I hate tennis weeks without Andy.
October 20, 2012, 04:10 PM
By Connor

I'm struggling with this to be honest, i've not seen any statement from Andy himself or from anyone nside his inner circle, i cannot find any mention of it on the web, where is this news coming from? and if true why was there such a long wait for him to pull out? as much as i hate to say  this, this will reflect very badly on him.

Gnome, he must have wanted to wait if he could see if he could recover and play Basel. He would have also loved to play and would be dissapointed to have pulled out.
I would have also loved an earlier notice but I am happy that he is taking the right move...
October 20, 2012, 04:12 PM
By Sabine

Looks like another week without Andy. Good god I hate tennis weeks without Andy.

Me too!! Waiting for the next tournament...
Is it Paris Masters?
October 20, 2012, 04:13 PM
By Sabine

Yes it is Paris *fingers crossed*.
October 20, 2012, 04:16 PM
By Connor

Sorry, but when is it MuzzaFan?
October 20, 2012, 04:16 PM
By Sabine

Andy Murray has pulled out of Swiss Indoors Basel tournament citing a back injury.

This is the second year running that the British number one has been forced to withdraw from Basel due to an untimely injury. The Scot originally signed up last fall to amend for last year's mishap (where Murray asked for a Wild Card before withdrawing due to a gluteal injury), but unfortunately he has had to pull out again.

Murray will now be hoping he is fit for the Paris Masters next week where he is defending quarter-final points, although his eye will most likely be on the World Tour Finals in London the week after.

He signed up last what? Last fall?
October 20, 2012, 04:23 PM
By Joe

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