London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray pulled
out of the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday after having
back surgery last month.
"I'm really disappointed not to be playing this year," said Murray. "I love
playing in front of my home crowd, it's a great atmosphere. All the players
look forward to competing in London and I'll be doing my best to qualify again
for the tournament next year."
The Tour Finals event will be held Nov. 4-11 at London's O2 Arena.
In addition to becoming Britain's first male Wimbledon singles champion in 77
years this year, the world No. 3 Murray also reached the Australian Open final
and captured the prestigious Masters event in Miami.
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