We will not be seeing 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray compete in this years season-ending ATP finals. Murray has pulled himself out of the ATP World Tour finals because he is still working on his recovery from back surgery.
Murray, who is seeded third in the world right, will be missing the event that occurs in early November, which is only open to the top eight singles players in the world.
The ATP World Tour Finals will be taking place in London, which is basically home-field advantage for Andy Murray. He acknowledges that, and in an article from the Associated Press, says he’s not happy about missing out.
I’m really disappointed not to be playing this year. I love playing in front of my home crowd.
This wouldn’t have been Murray’s first go around with the ATP finals however, as he has played in five of them before. His best finish in the tournament was only the semifinals, which happened twice. He has failed to make an appearance in the finals. He has been playing great tennis all year, so this would have been a great opportunity to reach a new personal best.
As far as other competitors who will be playing in the tournament, only Nadal, Djokovic, and Federer have qualified so far.