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Murray out, Djokovic doubtful for Miami with right elbow injuries

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Spencer Simpson | 20 March, 2017, 00:36

Murray had an excellent 2015 season, winning four singles titles and reaching at least the semifinals in three of the year's four major tournaments.

Both played below par in Indian Wells, Murray going out in the second round to the world No129, Vasek Pospisil, whose threat was disguised by an extended absence through injury, and Djokovic losing to a lively Nick Kyrgios two days ago.

However, despite withdrawing from the Miami Open, Murray need not worry about Novak Djokovic gaining any points and closing the gap on him in the rankings as the Serb too is in doubt for the Miami Open.

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. His hopes were dashed in the round-of-16 by an unseeded Mischa Zverev.

In a statement released by Miami Open tournament organisers on Saturday, Murray said: "Sadly, due to my right elbow injury, I won't be playing in Miami".

"Apologies to fans because it's one of my favourite tournaments".

According to a schedule listed on his website, Murray's next planned event is next month at Monte Carlo.

The Scot will be replaced in the main draw by American world No.136 Taylor Fritz. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

The 2017 Miami Open runs from March 20 until April 2 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Miami.

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