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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 12:47

Andy Murray out of ATP World Tour Finals

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It has been confirmed that Andy Murray has withdrawn from the ATP World Tour Finals in London as he recovers from back surgery done in September.

The surgery was done to resolve a disc problem in his lower back and it seems the player will be recovering for the rest of the season in order to get himself back to his best next year. Sports betting fans will be disappointed not to see Andy Murray in the tournament especially since it is held in London and we all know how much Andy revels playing in front of a home crowd.

Andy has had a mixed season this year. On the one hand, there was great success being the first British male Wimbledon singles’ champion since 1936 and his involvement in Great Britain beating Croatia in the Davis Cup. But on the other hand, he withdrew from the French Open due to injury and made a poor show of his US Open title defense, going out in the quarter finals.

The injury has always been an issue that required attention, and there is no perfect time to have operations that require extended breaks from the game. But at least the deed is done and Andy must be now focusing on getting back to his best and setting his sights on next season. It has been confirmed that he has already started his back exercises and should be on track for his Miami training in November. If all goes according to plan, after he has played some exhibitions, Andy should be more or less there for the Australian Open. Paddypower has already got Andy third favourite to win the title outright, priced up at 3/1.

With regards to the ATP World Tour Finals in London. the organisers have already wished Andy the best and stated that he will be sorely missed. However, Rafael Nadal, who just achieved the world number one ranking, will be there at the O2 Arena. Nadal will be one of the world’s top eight singles players and double teams, so it is definitely an event not to be missed!