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The Withdrawal Method: No Shanghai for Murray

Posted by gauloises1 on October 8, 2009

Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week’s Shanghai Masters to give his wrist more time to heal.

murray out of shanghai

I’m gutted. How bad is the wrist, exactly? After pulling out of Tokyo, he said it felt a “bit like tendinitis“, which isn’t a happy word.

Anyway, he’s apparently hoping to come back for the Valencia Open, which begins 2nd November. That’s a long time between drinks of Murray.

7 Responses to “The Withdrawal Method: No Shanghai for Murray”

  1. J said

    I’ve heard that with his withdrawal, Nole gets #3 back. Is this true? I have no idea haha.

  2. mrdarnley said

    C’est dommage. bad news all around. No Murray and Novak at number 3?? Say it ain’t so.

  3. lauren said

    I just hope that he has now bought his way out of further Davis Cup responsibilities. You’d think the LTA would be smart enough to not damage the only male player they have for the sake of a low level DC tie.

  4. Arun said

    Right now, I’m afraid Murray might finish this season @ #5… I hope he doesn’t.

  5. Aleksa said

    Bummer for Murray being hurt. That must be awful. Having such a good season behind him, at least at the Masters Series events. Hope he heals soon enough. Wish him being well.

    For those petrified of Nole moving back to World No. 3 (I know, dreadful) with Muzz’s withdrawal – yes, but only if Nole keeps it together and does not lay a rotten egg somewhere between Shangai and London. As Muzz loses total of 1,000 points (being last year’s Madrid Masters Champion) and Nole has R16 (2×150 pts) to defend at the remaining two Masters, it is conceivable he may be the new/old No. 3 in the world.

    Of course, he has truck load of points to defend at the WTFs so his No.3 could be short lived.
    Anyway, to each his own. Nole played the best ever clay season of his life and still lost his No.3 ranking. Life’s a fickle bitch.

    Once again, bummer that Muzz is hurt. I sincerely hope he recoveres soon.
    And I hope Nole ends this season on a high note.

  6. C.F. said

    Mmm… not only Djokovic may end up being #3, but Nadal can end the year as #1. He has pratically nothing to lose and much to gain till London, Murray and Federer are having physical problems and they have more points to defend than Nadal…

    Quite a roller coaster year that may end up just as it started – 1. Rafa, 2. Roger, 3. Djokovic, 4. Murray.

  7. mina said

    i feel bad for saying this cos Andy is injured and so is Fed… but i want it to end like that as well, CF. wishing Britain’s number 1 all the best.

    but with Rafa still not playing at 100% despite what he says, the chance of that happening is… couldn’t have been more unlucky towards the end of the year. 2 main competitors out injured and he happens to be below par himself. yeah life can be a badass mofo.

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