Andy Murray withdraws from Miami Masters: 'The focus is getting

Andy Murray withdraws from Miami Masters: 'The focus is getting

World No. 1 Andy Murray has been forced out of the Miami Open, which he has won twice before, due to an injured right elbow. 'The focus now is on getting ready for the clay season.

The world number one expressed his frustration, saying: "Sadly, due to a right elbow injury, I won't be playing in Miami".

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Despite the absences of Murray, Djokovic and Williams, the 2017 Miami Open features the other top players in the world, including resurgent Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams, Stan Wawrinka, and Argentine crowd favorite Juan Martin del Potro. Then, he lost in the round of 16 to Mischa Zverev in the Australian Open and then went on to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after he defeated Fernando Verdasco and looked liked his best again but it was not so.

Briton Murray will extend his lead at the top of the world rankings to more than 4,000 points as Djokovic will lose the points he earned from winning in Miami past year.

Indian Wells was a missed opportunity for the ATP field to emerge with a big title, but injuries to the top two men in the world have granted them another chance starting next week in Miami. Djokovic has taken the title for five of the last six years, including the last three editions.

Having also suffered an early exit at the Australian Open, Djokovic is struggling to replicate the form which swept all before him 12 months ago.