Former world No.1 Andy Murray has withdrawn from the third-place play-off at the Battle of the Brits exhibition tournament at Roehampton, near London.

Murray was to face Cam Norrie in a clash of the losing semi-finalists at the event co-organised by his brother Jamie.

But after playing four matches in five days the 33-year-old announced he would not participate. He is believed to be suffering from a shin injury.

“I thought I started the match well and then like in all of my matches this week, my levels dropped off a bit after that,” Murray said after his defeat.

“I’ve just not been able to sustain a high level for long enough,” Murray said after losing 1-6 6-3 10-8 in the semi-final on Saturday to Dan Evans.

“My game is there, I just need more time to practise and prepare and I’ll get there.”

Said indicated his next event is likely to be the Citi Open in Washington, scheduled to start on August 14.

James Ward will Murray’s place, before Dan Evans takes on Kyle Edmund in the final.

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