Andy Murray has pulled out of next week’s ATP tour event in Valencia Open after picking up a virus during his preperations for the event.
The Valencia Open marks the begining of this year’s clay court season and during this period Murray must earn as much points as possible since dropping out the top 20 this week. He has no points to defend on the red surface as he missed most of last years clay court season due to injury.
Murray learned his craft on clay, but as yet has not produced any significant wins or showed any form on the surface. After hiring clay court specialist and two time french open champion Alex Coretja to join his coaching staff, he will be expecting more this year.
Murray will no next play at Masters Series tournament in Monte Carlo on 21 April.