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Lawn Tennis: Injury scare for Murray.

ANDY MURRAY will assess his back injury today before a decision is made whether to face Marc Gicquel in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Murray revealed a back spasm had forced his retirement from last night's first-round doubles match with brother Jamie.

That placed into doubt the new world number 10's participation in the singles tournament, with the Scot scheduled to face Gicquel in the second round after receiving a bye.

"I hit a shot and my back went into spasm," he revealed after the doubles clash.

"It got worse after every game so now I just have to see what it's like tomorrow."

Murray, 19, moved to 10th in the world rankings after Tommy Haas failed to reach the US Clay Court Championships semi-finals.

The Scot now has the likes of James Blake and Ivan Ljubicic, who are immediately ahead of him in the rankings, firmly in his sights and he expressed his satisfaction at finally reaching such a goal.

Murray said: "It's good, it's been a goal of mine for pretty much the last five years and that's something I've been working to"wards. I'm getting there."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 17, 2007
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