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Tennis – Murray to lose number one spot

Andy Murray will lose his place at the top of the world rankings after being forced with withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters. Murray has pulled out of the event, having already withdrawn from the ongoing Rogers Cup, with the hip injury that blighted his Wimbledon campaign earlier this summer. The Scot will now lose his place at the top of the ATP rankings as a result and either Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer will take top spot. Murray is now a major doubt for the US Open but the 30-year-old is upbeat on his chances of contesting the final Grand Slam of the year. "I'm continuing to work hard on the court with the aim of being in New York," said Murray. "I won't be playing in Cincinnati as I continue my recovery - I always enjoy playing there and I look forward to returning next year." Murray is 9/2 to win the US Open outright with bet365, Federer can be backed at 11/10 and Nadal is 9/4.

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