Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has reportedly withdrawn from the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in November in order to continue his recovery from back surgery.
The world number three and British number one, who had an operation last month, started struggling with the back problem during the 2012 clay-court season and it recurred at around the same time this year, forcing him to miss the French Open.
According to Sport24, the Scot's absence from the French Open had, however, helped him play and win the Wimbledon title, thereby making him the first British man in 77 years to win the men's singles title.
Announcing his unavailability for the showpiece event, Murray said that he is disappointed that he will not be able to play in the event this year, adding that he will be doing his best to qualify again for the tournament next year.
However, it has been reported that Murray's recovery is on schedule and that he will be fit to play as scheduled in a Barbados exhibition event in November and the Abu Dhabi tournament towards the end of December.