Swiss Indoors Basel 2012: Andy Murray pulls out with injury

Swiss Indoors Basel 2012: Andy Murray withdraws from the tournament to rest a back injury ahead of hectic schedule

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Andy Murray won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open this year Photo: Marianne Bevis

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Andy Murray has pulled out of the Swiss Indoors event in Basel next week to rest a back injury.

The British No1 has opted to rest his back ahead of a hectic end-of-season schedule which culminates with the ATP World Tour finals at The O2 in London on 5 November.

A statement on the tournament’s website read: “Late on Friday evening, news reached Switzerland from the ATP World Tour’s European headquarters in Monaco that Scotland’s Andy Murray had been forced to withdraw from the Swiss Indoors Basel due to a back injury.”

“There is a fine line between good luck and bad luck,” said tournament director Roger Brennwald.

Murray lost last weekend’s Shanghai Masters final after failing to convert five match points as Novak Djokovic eventually prevailed 5-7 7-6 (13-11) 6-3.

World No1 Roger Federer is the defending champion in Basel and kicks off his campaign against Jeremy Chardy of France on Monday.

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