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Murray withdraws from ATP World Tour Finals at O2

Andy Murray in action during the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2. Credit: PA Archive

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 after he underwent back surgery in September.

He said: "I'm really disappointed not to be playing this year, I love playing in front of my home crowd, it's a great atmosphere.

Read: Andy Murray thanks fans after back surgery

"All the players look forward to competing in London and I'll be doing my best to qualify again for the tournament next year."

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Murray likely to miss end of season due to back surgery

World number three Andy Murray could miss the remainder of the tennis season.
World number three Andy Murray could miss the remainder of the tennis season. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Wimbledon champion and British number one Andy Murray is unlikely to compete again this season after deciding to undergo "minor" surgery on his troublesome back.

It could mean the 26-year-old will miss the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals finale at the O2 in November.

Read: Murray memorabilia fetches £80,000 at charity auction

Read: Andy Murray seals Davis Cup win for Great Britain

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Murray: 'It's a shame I had to play a bad match today'

Andy Murray crashed out of the US Open in the quarter-finals. Credit: Dubreuil Corinne/ABACA/Press Association Images

Andy Murray suffered his worst grand slam defeat since losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round in New York three years ago.

Speaking at post-match press conference a visibly disappointed Murray said: "I don't think I was playing poorly. I got to the quarter-finals of a slam which isn't easy.

"I would have liked to have played a little bit better but I've had a good run the last couple of years. It's a shame I had to play a bad match today."

Murray fighting to stay in US Open

Andy Murray reacts after a missed point against Stanislas Wawrinka Credit: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Andy Murray is fighting to stay in the US Open after losing the first two sets of his quarter final match against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.

The defending champion lost the opening two sets 6-4 6-3.

Murray won his first ever Grand Slam at last year’s US Open beating Novak Djokovic in five sets.

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