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Murray pulls out ATP Finals due to groin injury

2011-11-23 00:19:23 GMT2011-11-23 08:19:23(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Andy Murray of Britain announces his withdrawal due to injury from 2011's ATP World Tour Finals, in London, Britain, Nov. 22, 2011. Murray will be replaced by Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia for the following matches. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

Andy Murray of Britain announces his withdrawal due to injury from 2011's ATP World Tour Finals, in London, Britain, Nov. 22, 2011. Murray will be replaced by Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia for the following matches. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

LONDON, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- World No. 3 Andy Murray withdrew from the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday for groin injury.

The British top player announced his decision a day after his loss to Spaniard David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 in Group A's opening match. The 24-year-old asked for medical timeout after the first set on Monday, but still looked struggling in front of the home crowd

"I was just trying to find reasons why I should try to play," said Murray. "But there was no real positive sort of coming out and playing because yesterday I was really unhappy on the court."

"I never want to pull out of tournaments, especially one of this size. But it's a decision I kind of had to make because I was probably going to do myself more damage," Murray added.

Murray will be replaced by world No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic from Serbia.

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