Injury forces Andy Murray to cancel Miami training block

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Andy Murray

Andy Murray’s preparations for the 2020 season have suffered a slight setback as he has been forced to cancel his Miami training block, but it is unlikely to affect his plans to compete at the Australian Open.

Former world No 1 Murray had pencilled in a two-week stint in Florida and was set to leave on Thursday, but he cancelled the trip as he is still struggling with the groin injury that he picked up during the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.

The Scot was forced to miss three of Great Britain’s matches in the Spanish capital after suffering an injury in their opening rubber against the Netherlands.

After the conclusion of the tournament he explained that it was just a “mild” strain, but The Times reports that he has not recovered fully and “has taken the decision with his coaching team to cancel the plans for a two-week block”.

Murray, though, is expected to return to the practice court next week while he is also still intends to travel to Australia on December 27 ahead of the inaugural ATP Cup, which gets underway on January 3, and the first Grand Slam of the year.

His chances of getting a direct entry into the Australian Open are slim though as he is currently ranked No 126, but he is likely to receive a wildcard from tournament organisers.

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