The Scot has been ruled out of the ATP Masters 1000 due to a back injury which will keep him out of the main draw.
Britain’s Andy Murray, the world number four, will miss the Mutua Madrid Open after suffering an unfortunate back injury.
The world number four regretfully informed us of his withdrawal from the Madrid competition: “It is with regret that on doctors advice I have to withdraw from the Mutua Madrid Open with injury.
I always love coming to Madrid so it is a big disappointment. I look forward to returning next year and wish everyone a great week of tennis”. As a result, he will not be able to play on the Caja Mágica’s clay blue courts, in a tournament which he reached the quarterfinals of in 2009 and 2010, and the third round last year where was knocked out Brasil’s Thomaz Bellucci in two sets.
Before last year’s edition, the British player was sent packing by Juan Martín del Potro in 2009 (7-6, 6-3) and David Ferrer in 2010 (5-7, 3-6). This season he won in Brisbane, lifting the 22th title of his career to date. Last week he reached the Conde de Godó quarterfinals where he was beaten by Canada’s Milos Raonic.
Andy Murray’s withdrawal from the Mutua Madrid Open main draw means that Albert Ramos will no longer play as a ‘wild card’ at the ATP Masters 1000 competition due to his position in the rankings, while Ryan Harrison takes the remaining wild card place.