Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has withdrawn from the 2021 Miami Open presented by Itau due to a left groin injury. His place in the draw will be filled by a qualifier or lucky loser.
Murray told the Miami Herald, “I had no issues while training, felt fine, did some gym work Friday, no problem…. Then I woke up about three [o’clock] in the morning, felt pain in the groin, not on the side I had my surgery, and when I got out of bed I struggled quite a bit to walk. I have no idea what I did. It’s one of those freak things. Each day it has gotten progressively better, but it’s not enough. I have not practised since Friday.”
The two-time former Miami titlist, who has not played at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament since 2016, last competed on 3 March at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.
The 33-year-old, who has a 28-9 record in Miami, lifted the trophy in 2009 (d. Djokovic) and 2013 (d. Ferrer), when the event was held at the Crandon Park Tennis Center. He also finished as runner-up in 2012 and 2015 (l. to Djokovic both times).
Murray and his wife, Kim, welcomed their fourth child on 12 March.