Andy Murray admits needing a break following World Tour departure
It has been a tough year for British number one Andy Murray; it appears that the stress has finally caught up with the young Scot has he admits needing a break...
Murray has been battling with injury concerns over the last few weeks; this meant that the top British player had to withdraw from the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Murray was forced to leave the competition following a repetitive groin injury which hampered his performance in the competition.
"I was told to take a week to 10 days completely off - I just didn't have enough time to recover," commented Murray when asked about his latest departure.
"I was probably going to do myself more damage playing than not."
Murray suffered a shock defeat at the hand of David Ferrer during the first match of the ATP World Tour Finals; during the match it was clear that Murray was struggling with an injury.
"When I came off the court [on Monday], I was very disappointed and upset," said Murray.
“I said we'd see how I feel when I woke today up but I was never going to feel great. You hope things are going to get better, but in reality that wasn't ever going to happen.
“This is one of the best tournaments in the year, one that me and all of the players look forward to playing. I couldn't give anywhere near my best and that's what was disappointing." added Murray.
Murray was quick to point out that other top players in the sport also took advantage of a break in play.
"If you look at the other guys that played loads of matches this year, Roger and Novak both took a large break after the US Open. Rafa took one after Asia.”
Stan James and Ladbrokes currently offer 12/5 odds that Murray will win exactly one Grand Slam title in 2012, while Sky Bet set their odds at 7/4.