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Murray out of Dubai (wrist injury)

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Beaten Australian Open finalist Andy Murray has pulled out of next week's $1.6 million Dubai Open, citing a wrist injury.

"Andy would like to apologise to both the tournament and its fans," a simple two sentence statement on his official website read.

The Scot was last week bumped out of Rotterdam by Marcos Baghdatis, his first match since losing the Australian Open showpiece to Novak Djokovic last month.

That Melbourne defeat was the third time a grand slam final appearance has ended in defeat for the world number five, who is yet to win one of tennis's four major titles.

His next tournament is now listed as the March 10-20 $605,000 Indian Wells Masters event.

Murray last year came under fire in Dubai for saying after a loss at the tournament that he had employed experimental tactics.

He was beaten by unseeded Janko Tipsarevic after an unusual display in which he charged the net more than usual and went for a greater number of winners.

"I think it was a good learning experience -- if it was a slam, my tactics would have been different," Murray told reporters afterwards.
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Re: Murray out of Dubai (wrist injury)

Overdoing the PS3 while sulking again?

(Thought I'd say it before someone else did)

I suspect it's more can't-be-arsed-don't-want-a-zero-pointer.

Not surprised by this, just hope he's ready to go for Indian Wells.
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Re: Murray out of Dubai (wrist injury)

Injured or not, this is the right decision. He needs to regroup mentally.
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Re: Murray out of Dubai (wrist injury)

Here we go again, the slump after another lost GS final.
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I suspect it's more can't-be-arsed-don't-want-a-zero-pointer.
He will surely get this zero-pointer

As for Djokovic, I wonder if he will really play Dubai, since he didn't get a zero-pointer in Rotterdam and I really can't see any rule how he could avoid it unless 30day-injury as it seems he didn't come to Rotterdam to make some promotion ... I don't know what arrangement he had with the ATP, maybe he'll just get this zero-pointer later ?

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What's a zero-pointer?
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It's was just the question what will be reason of withdrawing

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What's a zero-pointer?
Basically a player is normally allowed to count 4 ATP500 results (or Monte-Carlo) : if he gets a zero-pointer, one of these results is a "zero" and then he can actually count only 3 of them.

A player who withdraws from an ATP500 tournament (or Monte-Carlo) who is not out for 30 days because of a long-term injury, and who doesn't come on-site to show his injury or make some promotion (and who didn't get injured on friday to sunday in another tournament previous week like Gasquet in Zagreb),

normally gets a zero-pointer.

Djokovic didn't fly to Rotterdam to make some promotion or have his injury checked from what we heard and Murray probably doesn't intend to go to Dubai either.

In an ATP500 tournament (contrary to a MS1000 tournament), it's different from losing in first round of the tournament, because in that latter case you can replace this result with a result in another ATP500 tournament.

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Injured? Is it why he kept playing doubles in Rotterdam all the week? BS. He's not interested on playing Dubai, that's it.
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Strategic tank.
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What's a zero-pointer?
the answer here :

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Q. What is the ranking structure and formula in 2011?

A. In 2011, any player who finished in the 2010 year-end Top 30 will be required to compete in four Grand Slam tournaments and eight ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments. In addition, the Best 4 ATP World Tour 500 and Best 2 other events (ATP World Tour 250 and Challengers) will be counted towards a player's ranking. All direct acceptance players at the time of the entry deadline who do not play will receive a 0-pointer in their ranking.

A player who is out of competition for 30 or more days, due to a verified injury, will not receive any penalties. For other players outside the Top 30, the ranking structure that applies, IF QUALIFIED, will be four Grand Slam tournaments and eight ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments. The Best 6 with up to 4 ATP World Tour 500 results will also be counted towards the ranking. If a player is not a Direct Acceptance and did not play a Grand Slam or Masters 1000 tournament, he can substitute with ATP World Tour 250 and/or Challengers. The eight players who qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals will count an additional 19th tournament on their ranking.

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Strategic tank.
Murray should learn how to make a good schedule ( like Federer ), he seems to be a novice in this domain,

playing Rotterdam only one week after the australian open was a stupid mistake, he was not ready
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He will surely get this zero-pointer

As for Djokovic, I wonder if he will really play Dubai, since he didn't get a zero-pointer in Rotterdam and I really can't see any rule how he could avoid it unless 30day-injury as it seems he didn't come to Rotterdam to make some promotion ... I don't know what arrangement he had with the ATP, maybe he'll just get this zero-pointer later ?

He's pulled out with an injury - I don't see how they can give him a zero pointer - and he hasn't pulled out right at the last minute. He would still need to find a way to play 4 500s this season to avoid the zero though and that may well be a struggle.
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Expected.. Fantasy Football is really heating up now.. can't be wasting time playing tennis while the dilemma of who to select as left back next gamesweek hangs over his head..

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He's pulled out with an injury - I don't see how they can give him a zero pointer - and he hasn't pulled out right at the last minute. He would still need to find a way to play 4 500s this season to avoid the zero though and that may well be a struggle.
if injured the player should show up at the tournament and do some promotion otherwise he gets a 0-pointer. If he doesn't play for 30 days after the injury the 0-pointer gets removed. That is what I know from the Rulebook.

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