Andy Murray last night withdrew from the Rogers Cup in Toronto next week as he continues his return to the tour. As expected the Brit also pulled out of his quarter final with Alex De Minaur which was expected as the he hinted that he could following a 3 am finish which was not ideal for his body to recover in time for the next match especially so close to returning to the tour.
This decision has amazingly been criticised by the tournament director for the Citi Open.
When asked about Murray potentially pulling out of his quarter final after he suggested it may be the case the director said;
“It’s not ok to just give up”
Have you watched Andy Murray’s career? To even suggest he would give up is completely disrespectful to him as a person who has never stopped fighting and will not stop now.
Following three 3-set matches and a 3 am finish in Andy’s first hard court match in around 17 months a withdrawal is a shame but a smart move as he continues his return to the tour.
That goes the same for Toronto, another smart move.
The plan now is to head to Cincinnati a week early as he recovers and can begin to train before a week there before the US Open.
Because of Andy’s withdrawal from Toronto the wildcard he received has now been given to Stan Wawrinka who has had his wildcard for qualifying upgraded.