Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray ruled out of Miami Open due to elbow injuries
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Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray ruled out of Miami Open due to elbow injuries

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are the top ranked tennis players in the world right now and they will be looking to regain their fitness ahead of the long clay court season.

tennis Updated: Mar 21, 2017 11:00 IST
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Novak Djokovic was ruled out of Miami Open after picking up an elbow injury.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic and World No. 1 Andy Murray have been ruled out of the Miami Open, beginning from Wednesday, due to right elbow injuries to both.

World No.2 Djokovic was the defending champion in the men’s singles category. He also won the title in Miami six times.

“I have some very disappointing news to share with you regarding the Miami Open tournament. My doctor has strongly advised against play because my elbow injury, that I keep carrying on for months, got worse in the past week,” Djokovic posted on Facebook on Sunday.

“I will do everything in my power to recover and do all the necessary therapy to be able to return on court as soon as possible,” he added.

“Sadly, I won’t be able to defend my title in Miami this week. Believe me, it is as shocking to me, as it is to you. I had incredible run in Miami, I won there my first masters tournament and started my campaign towards the top of the world rankings.”

Murray said in a release: “Sadly due to a right elbow injury, I won’t be playing in Miami. Apologies to the fans, it’s one of my favourite tournaments. The focus now is on getting ready for the clay season.”

First Published: Mar 21, 2017 08:41 IST