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Defending champ Andy Murray pulls out of the Rogers Cup

Eric Wainwright Jul 18, 2016 8:00 am

Hardly a week after his triumphant Wimbledon win, tennis world #2 Andy Murray has decided to pull out of the Rogers Cup this weekend in Toronto.

After beating a Canadian in the final, Murray seems to have decided that he can skip Canada altogether this year – a shame for Toronto tennis fans.

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In a statement released by Tennis Canada, Murray had this to say:

“My body needs some recovery time after reaching the latter stages of tournaments over the past few months. I’m sorry to my fans in Toronto but I look forward to being back in Canada next year.”

A three-time champion of the Rogers Cup, Murray does plan on being well-rested enough to defend his Olympic Gold from London 2012 when the Rio Olympics start on August 6.

The Rogers Cup begins on July 23 and will see 9 of the top ten players in the world vying for the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.

Eric Wainwright
Eric is the Toronto City Editor for Daily Hive and previously the Editor-in-Chief at He is highly educated. He knows words. He has the best words.

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