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Andy Murray injury comeback event cancelled

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Murray will not play again until late December (©GettyImages)
Murray will not play again until late December (©GettyImages).

Andy Murray's return to competitive action will not be for a while after his comeback event was cancelled today, reports BBC Sport.

The Wimbledon champion was due to play in the Dream Cup exhibition in Barbados alongside Juan Martin del Potro, Nicholas Almagro and Richard Gasquet. 

Gasquet's withdrawal due to an elbow injury, however, meant the event had to be cancelled.

"When notified of Richard Gasquet's injury, attempts were immediately made to secure a replacement player of equal calibre, but unfortunately these were unsuccessful," a statement from the tournament said.

It was due to be Murray's first foray into tennis since Great Britain's Davis Cup victory over Croatia in September. Back surgery forced him to sit out the remainder of the 2013 calendar, including the ATP World Tour finals in London. 

He recently returned to the practice courts, publishing a photo on Tuesday of himself practicing in Miami. 

The Scot is not scheduled to return to tennis until he meets Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in an exhibition in Abu Dhabi on 26 December.

Murray has yet to confirm whether he will be participating in the Australian Open, which starts in January next year. 

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