October 10, 2013 / 3:48 AM / 4 years ago

Murray pulls out of ATP World Finals

LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from next month’s World Tour Finals in London as he continues his recovery from back surgery.

Andy Murray of Britain chases down a return to Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

“I‘m really disappointed not to be playing this year. I love playing in front of my home crowd, it’s a great atmosphere,” the British world number three said in a statement on Wednesday.

Murray had surgery last month to clear up a long-standing back problem.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer have already secured spots at the season-ending event, which is fought out between the top eight qualified players. The tournament runs from November 4-11.

Writing by Alison Wildey; Editing by John O'Brien

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