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Murray pulls out of Rogers Cup with knee injury

ESPN staff
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Andy Murray withdrew from the Rogers Cup because of a knee injury on Thursday, the latest top player to pull out of the rain-delayed tournament.

The Olympic gold medalist hurt his left knee on Wednesday night during the opening match against Flavio Cipolla. Murray was scheduled to face Canadian Milos Raonic in the third round on Thursday.

"Normally, when I move on to hard courts, I have 10 days or so practising and you feel things like this, but you can work around it by doing the right training and what not," Murray said. "I don't want to go full out and possibly do any more damage. That was why I decided not to play."

Murray, ranked fourth in the world, said he is unsure whether he can play in Cincinnati next week or what his status is for the US Open.

"Over the next few days, we'll come up with a plan and strategy to either get myself ready for Cincinnati, or if not, then plan for the best way to prepare for the US Open," Murray said. "But today, I won't think about any strategies or whatever. It'll just be about what's the next move and where do we go from here."

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal withdrew before the Rogers Cup began. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was set to play Sam Querrey on Thursday, but the match was delayed by steady drizzle.

This article first appeared on ESPN.com

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