Andy Murray Pulls Out of Indianapolis event

us open seriesA spokesman for Andy Murray announced today that the British number one has withdrawn from next week’s Indianapolis Tennis Championships. In his statement he said,

Andy wants to take some rest and recharge his batteries before a very gruelling period including the Beijing Olympics,

Andy Murray is expected to participate in the Rogers Cup in Toronto, the next ATP Masters Series event, which begins 21st July.

Murray broke back into the world top 10 this week after reaching the last eight at Wimbledon, where he was beaten by eventual champion Rafael Nadal and will move up into the top 8 soon with one or two good wins in the upcoming master events. A top 8 place will provide an easier draw for the US Open which starts at the end of August.

Previously Murray had said,

I’m playing less tournaments after Wimbledon because I have to make sure I have enough rest days and am not burnt out by the time I get to the US Open, It’s a tough stretch.

Regarding the Olympics Murray said,

It’s not just about the tennis, it’s about being in such a great competition. Very few athletes get the chance to do it these days. If you’re lucky you might get the chance to do it once in your career. To do it at 21 is great and I want to do well there. It is an honour to represent your country and I am looking forward to it.