Thursday, 1st October 2009
Murray pulls out of Japan Open
Scottish tennis star Andy Murray has announced he is to withdraw from the upcoming Japan Open.
Murray has been suffering from an injury on his left wrist for some time and after being assessed by his medical team, the decision was made for the pro to pull out of the event, which is set to take place in Tokyo next week.
A statement from his management company 19 Entertainment said: "His injury is improving on a daily basis and Andy is very close to resuming full training. The wrist will be assessed again this weekend."
After this weekend's check on his wrist, doctors will assess whether Murray is likely to be fit to compete in the Shanghai Master tournament due to take place in the city in two weeks' time.
Meanwhile, Japanese tennis player Kimiko Date-Krumm recently became the oldest winner of a WTA event for 26 years, after her victory in the Korea Open.
Written by Mark Smith.