French Open 2011: "Injured" Andy Murray Pulls out of Paris Exhibition Match

Carrie DunnAnalyst IIMay 19, 2011

ROME, ITALY - MAY 14:  Andy Murray of Great Britain shows his frustrations after a point during his semi final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day seven of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre  on May 14, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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World No 4 Andy Murray pulled out of an exhibition match in Paris today after sustaining a "minor injury" but insists he will be fit in time for the start of the French Open.

The British No 1 was supposed to play Michael Llodra in the Masters Guinot Mary Cohr event at Paris Country Club but withdrew at the last minute after feeling pain during his warm-up.

He appeared on court to apologise to the crowd awaiting the match and to explain his decision not to run the risk to play.

It has not yet been confirmed what exactly the injury is, but he has been having medical treatment today.

A statement from the exhibition tournament organisers read: "Andy has withdrawn from the Masters Guinot Mary Cohr today as a precaution after sustaining a minor injury whilst training this morning.

"Andy would like to apologise to the fans and sponsors but hopes to play in the Masters Guinot Mary Cohr once again next year."

Murray finished as runner-up to Novak Djokovic at the Rome Masters event last weekend.