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Rogers Cup: Roger Federer Withdraws, Andy Murray Takes Wild Card

On Monday, July 23rd, Roger Federer announced he would not be playing at this year’s Rogers Cup. “Unfortunately with scheduling being the key to my longevity moving forward, I have regrettably decided to withdraw from Toronto this year, said the two-time Rogers Cup champion. The tennis players who will participate in the competition are this year’s Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic, World’s Number 1, Rafael Nadal, and former Britain’s Number 1, Andy Murray.

The Rogers Cups opens up an important discussion, and that is Andy Murray’s performance in the competition, and even more importantly, the future of the tennis star. The Scot has been out of the court for almost a year due to a hip injury. Many players had a hip problem but failed to get back in the form they had before the injury. So, one of the burning questions on the best UK betting sites is whether Murray will overcome this setback in his career and return to winning ways?

This year, Murray played three times only. His first appearance was at the Queen’s Club Championship. He lost to Nick Kyrgios in the Round of 32. A week later, Murray entered the Eastbourne tournament to record his first win this year. In the first round of the competition, Murray defeated Stan Wawrinka. However, the Scot failed to progress to further stages of the tournament after losing the next round to current Britain’s Number 1, Kyle Edmund.

The Scot also started this year as World’s Number 16. By the end of February, he was out of the top 20. In May this year, Murray was still in the top 50. In June his ranking dropped down by a hundred places. Lastly, after withdrawing from Wimbledon, Andy Murray reached a position number 838.

Before the Rogers Cup, the 31-year-old tennis player will participate at the Citi Open which starts on July 28th. Good Luck, Murray!

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