Andy Murray’s season over as he reveals he has withdrawn from the China Open in Beijing

ANDY MURRAY'S season is officially over, as he has revealed he has withdrawn from the China Open in Beijing.

The World No311, 31, crashed out of the Shenzhen Open to Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-4 last week and has now revealed his year is done.

 Andy Murray has revealed his season in over after withdrawing from Beijing

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Andy Murray has revealed his season in over after withdrawing from Beijing

Murray picked up an ankle injury during the defeat in China and had planned to make his Beijing, starting this weekend, his final event of the year.

But now he's opted to give it a miss, saying: "I am very sorry to have to withdraw from the China Open.

"I was sincerely looking forward to returning to Beijing, where I won the championship just two years ago.

"I injured my ankle in my match in Shenzhen last night and there is no way I can compete effectively next week."

 Andy Murray has pulled down the curtain on his injury-plagued season

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Andy Murray has pulled down the curtain on his injury-plagued season

Andy Murray drops commemorative plate during presentation ahead of Shenzhen Open

Following his defeat to Verdasco last week, Murray said: "It was another three matches, which is positive.

"But obviously I want to play better than that, I have higher ambitions than losing in the quarter-finals.

"I want to try to be better in these events.

"I need to spend more time on the practice court and the gym so that I'm more robust and physically in better shape."

 Andy Murray was due to make the China Open his final event of the year

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Andy Murray was due to make the China Open his final event of the year

Tennis star Andy Murray breaks down in tears after victory over Marius Copil at Citi Open in Washington DC

ANDY MURRAY'S season is officially over, as he has revealed he has withdrawn from the China Open in Beijing.