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Murray withdraws from Miami Open

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London, March 24 (IANS) Former world No.1 Andy Murray of Britain has withdrawn from the 2021 Miami Open due to a left groin injury, the organisers said. His place in the draw will be filled by a qualifier or lucky loser, the organisers added.

The 33-year-old Murray, who has a 28-9 record in Miami, lifted the trophy in 2009 and 2013. He had been given a wildcard for the tournament with his world ranking a lowly 118 due to his long injury layoff.

Murray is the latest among several big names to have withdrawn from the tournament with 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams withdrawing on Monday.

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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer had announced earlier they would withdraw from the tournament.

Murray and his wife, Kim, welcomed their fourth child on March 12.

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