Andy Murray Withdraws from Shanghai Masters

shanghai-mastersAndy Murray has withdrawn from next week’s Shanghai Masters as he has still not fully recovered from the wrist injury he picked up earlier in the US hard court season.

The Scot wants to give his injured left wrist more time to heal and has not played since Great Britain’s Davis Cup defeat by Poland last month

Last week Murray also withdrew from the Japan Open and as a result of not playing Shanghai this week, Murray will slip to 4th in the world rankings and Novak Djokovic will rise to three in the world. Murray was the winner of the Madrid masters last year and those points will come off this week and his injury means he cannot replace them.

Murray formally withdrew through a letter to the Shanghai tournament organisers

I apologise for the inconvenience that my withdrawal may cause but I trust you understand, the situation is beyond my control and I would much rather participate in the tournament than be in the current position regarding my health.

Murray now plans to return at the Valencia Open which starts on the 2nd of November giving him another good 3 weeks to fully recover. He should then play his regular tournament of the year at the  BNP Paribas Masters in Paris before the season finale,  the ATP World Tour Finals in London.