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Tennis: Murray's seeded status no help to Toronto timing

Published on Aug 5, 2014 6:27 AM
Andy Murray of Great Britain talks with the media during the Rogers Cup at Rexall Centre at York University in Toronto, Canada on Aug 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - Andy Murray hit the practise courts on Monday with new coach Amelie Mauresmo in full charge of the session as the ATP Toronto Masters kicked off the major tune-up run to the US Open.

Murray, ranked 10th but taking the eighth seed due to the injury absences of Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro, admitted he found himself caught on the hop with his preparation when Nadal withdrew last week from all the event to let a right wrist injury heal.

Murray, who then received a bye into the second round as a top eight seed, had been expecting to play on Monday evening before his promotion due to the absence of Nadal.

The former Wimbledon winner confessed that his new opening date at mid-week has actually thrown off his finely balanced preparation with Mauresmo, whom he signed to a long-term contract in recent days.

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