Toronto, ON –Misery filled the Toronto air on Thursday, and that’s not including rain, which drenched the courts of Rexall Centre practically all day.
After hearing Gold medallist Andy Murray withdrew from the 2012 Rogers Cup, due to a knee injury, the day worsened with another cancelled matchup; because of rain: Novak Djokovic versus American Sam Querrey for a quarter-final jump.
In such tournaments like these, it’s tough to say that rain was the highlight of the night.
So, to stay safe, we won’t.
Murray’s news is what turned heads, after he arrived to Toronto from his exciting play against Roger Federer in the 2012 London Olympics games.
Murray said he hurt his left knee during his match against Italian Flavio Cippola, which after much consideration, he decided to drop out from the race.
“I decided this morning. Obviously it was a bit sore yesterday, then had some treatment and stuff after the match,” Murray said. “I saw the physios, they did some work on it, and it’s still a bit sore.”
Murray says that hard courts are usually the hardest on his body and it takes some time for him to get used to it.
“Normally when I move on to hard courts, you have ten days or so practicing and you feel things like this, but you can work round it by doing the right training… I don’t want to go full out and possibly do anymore damage,” Murray said.
He continued by saying he never had any issues with his left knee, so it’s something precautionary to his career.
Until he recovers to what he needs, Murray might not even compete in Cincinnati he said.
“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.”
Canadian “star” Milos Raonic, also Tennis Canada’s marketeer, draped around and across Rexall Centre, advanced to the quarter-finals for the first time in the ATP Masters 1000 tour.
He automatically moved into the quarter-finals, waiting on either American John Isner or German Philipp Kohlschreiber, who play on Friday.
Murray says he looked forward to the match, thinking it was going to be a fun one. He also wished Raonic success in the tournament.
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