Murray advances in Barcelona after injured Tomic withdraws

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 26, 2017 07:15 PM
Murray advances in Barcelona after injured Tomic withdraws
FILE - In this Saturday, March 11, 2017 file photo, Andy Murray, of Great Britain, returns a shot to Vasek Pospisil, of Canada, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. Needing to make up for lost time before the French Open, Andy Murray decided at the last minute to squeeze in another clay-court tournament in Barcelona. The top-ranked Murray was going to pass on the Barcelona Open until he bowed out at Monte Carlo in the third round on Thursday, when he blew a 4-0 lead in the deciding set to Albert Ramos-Vinolas.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Top-seeded Andy Murray advanced to the third round at the Barcelona Open after Bernard Tomic withdrew from the tournament on Wednesday.

Tomic, who needed three sets to defeat Dustin Brown in the first round on Tuesday, said he would not be able to face Murray because of a lower back injury.

The top-ranked Murray was originally going to skip the Barcelona Open but decided to play after being eliminated in the third round at the Monte Carlo Masters, when he blew a 4-0 lead in the deciding set to Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Murray is trying to regain his form going into the French Open following a right elbow injury that kept him out of the Miami Open and the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

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