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Andy Murray ‘really sorry’ to pull out of Toronto Masters with injury

Andy Murray has had to pull out from his third round Toronto Masters encounter with Jannik Sinner, as the Brit apologetically addressed the Canadian crowd.

Murray reached the third round of the Canadian Open for the first time since he won the event back in 2015, following wins over Lorenzo Sonego and Max Purcell.

However, the former No.1 revealed on court that he could not compete against Sinner after feeling an abdominal strain similar to one that he had last year.

“I had a very similar issue last year in the tournament in Stuttgart before Wimbledon which forced me to miss the Queen’s Club tournament and I was able to play Wimbledon,” said Murray.

He continued, “It took me about 10 to 12 days before I was feeling good again. This is not as bad as that but obviously the danger if you compete and play on it is you make it worse.

“So, I’ll need to see how it develops over the coming days and hopefully feel better in a few days. I’m really sorry. Thank you.”

With the Cincinnati Masters taking place next week, it is unclear as to whether Murray will be able to return to the event that he won back in 2008 and 2011.

Andy Murray and the race to become a US Open seed

As Murray is unable to continue competing in Canada, it prevents him from closing the gap further on the 32 seeded spots at the US Open.

Here is the current situation for the three-time Grand Slam champion:

Current ATP Ranking: No.40

Current Live ATP Ranking: No.36

Points away from 32nd ranking spot: 111

Points to defend before the US Open: 45

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.