Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Andy Murray may withdraw from the season-ending ATP World Tour finals because of a groin injury he sustained in training.
Earlier today, the third-ranked Briton had received treatment from the trainer during his first group match of the tournament, which he lost 6-4, 7-5 to Spain’s world No. 5 David Ferrer at London’s O2 arena.
“I’ll decide tomorrow whether or not I keep playing,” Murray told reporters after the match. “I had a problem with my groin.”
Murray had been among the pre-tournament favorites to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title after his most successful season to date, during which he reached three Grand Slam semifinals and the Australian Open final. The Scot is one of the biggest draws of the eight-man field in London this week.
“If it wasn’t slams or this event, I wouldn’t have played,” Murray said. The injury happened during a training session after the Paris Masters two weeks ago, where he reached the quarterfinals.
Murray is scheduled to play his next group match in two days.
He said it would be “really gutting” if his season had to end with a withdrawal from the year-end championships played in front of a home crowd.
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