No Timescale For Andy Murray’s Return After Ankle Injury

Andy Murray has withdrawn from events in Monte Carlo and Munich next month, with no timetable for the three-time Grand Slam champion’s return to the court following ankle ligament damage at the Miami Open.

Murray stated earlier this year that he did not intend to “play much past this summer” after falling in the world rankings owing to fitness issues and a struggle to regain his best form.

Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion, was preparing for his final appearance at the All England Club and hoping to compete in one more Olympic Games in Paris in July.

However, with Wimbledon just over three months away, Murray is in a race against time to be fit.

The Scot says he sustained a full rupture of his anterior talofibular ligament and a near full-thickness rupture of his calcaneofibular ligament in a third-round loss to Tomas Machac in Miami on Sunday.

“Following consultation with his team and medical experts, Andy Murray has decided to miss the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters and BMW Open Munich,” said a statement from Murray’s management team on Friday.

“At this stage, it is still not clear how long Andy will be out of action, and he is continuing to review options with his medical team.

“Obviously this is very disappointing news for Andy and he has reiterated his desire to get back on court as soon as possible.”

The two-time Olympic champion also has little time to qualify for the Paris Games.

Direct entry into the Olympic men’s singles will be given to the top 56 players in the ATP rankings on June 10 with Murray currently 62 in the world.

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