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Tennis-Murray withdraws from Miami Masters due to elbow injury

Andy Murray of Britain reacts after losing a point against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their fourth round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Adrees Latif       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1RK72

Andy Murray of Britain reacts after losing a point against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their fourth round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Adrees Latif TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX1RK72

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March 18 (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week's Mimai Masters with a right elbow injury, the Britain said on Saturday.

"Sadly due to my right elbow injury I will not be playing in Miami," the two-times champion said in a statement.

"Apologies to fans because it's one of my favourite tournaments. The focus now is getting ready for the clyacourt season."

Murray lost to Canadian world number 129 Vasek Pospisil in the second round at Indian Wells last week.

The Scot will be replaced in the main draw by American world number 136 Taylor Fritz.

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(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond) ((martyn.herman@thomsonreuters.com; +442075427933; Reuters Messaging: martyn.herman@thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))
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