Andy Murray Suffers Yet Another Setback Ahead of Miami Open 2021

Published 03/23/2021, 12:39 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Britain’s Andy Murray during his first round match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka REUTERS/Charles Platiau


The Miami Open 2021 is about to begin soon and fans are quite excited about the tournament. However, they recently received some unfortunate news right ahead of the event. Former World No.1 Andy Murray has withdrawn from the tournament at the last moment.

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Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray recently announced that he won’t take part at the Miami Open 2021. Although the reason is not confirmed as of now, ATP’s reports suggest that the British player has suffered a left groin injury. Interestingly, Murray hasn’t even planned a press conference to talk about the details as of now.

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There are speculations that Murray won’t even return to the court till June. In a situation like this, he’ll surely miss the upcoming clay-court season, including the French Open 2021. However, there is no certainty about the same.

If Murray returns in June, he’ll try to play a few grass court tournaments ahead of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. The British will surely aim to play well there- a Grand Slam that he has won twice in his career so far and holds most special.

Andy Murray in 2021 so far

Murray didn’t have an ideal start in the 2021 season as he couldn’t even make it to the qualifiers of the Australian Open 2021. He began his season at the Challenger Biella 2021, where he ended up as the runner-up.

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Andy Murray in action during his first-round match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Apart from the Challenger Biella 2021, Murray hasn’t been up to the mark in 2021. The British player lost to Egor Gerasimov in straight sets in the first round of the tournament at Open Sud de France 2021. He also failed to mark his presence at the Rotterdam Open 2021 where Andrey Rublev knocked him out in the pre-quarters.

Murray will surely be looking forward to playing some exceptional tennis after his return. Fans still have high expectations from him and want him to deliver this season. Will Murray be able to finish within the top 100 rankings by the end of the 2021 tennis season?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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