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Murray advances in Spain after Tomic WD

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Top-seeded Andy Murray advanced to the third round at the Barcelona Open after Bernard Tomic withdrew from the tournament on Wednesday.

Tomic, who needed three sets to defeat Dustin Brown in the first round on Tuesday, said he would not be able to face Murray because of a lower back injury.

The top-ranked Murray was originally going to skip the Barcelona Open but decided to play after being eliminated in the third round at the Monte Carlo Masters, when he blew a 4-0 lead in the deciding set to Albert Ramos-Vinolas.


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Rank Player Points
1 A. Murray 11,690
2 N. Djokovic 8,085
3 S. Wawrinka 5,695
4 R. Federer 5,125
5 R. Nadal 4,235
6 M. Raonic 4,165
7 K. Nishikori 4,010
8 M. Cilic 3,565
9 D. Thiem 3,385
10 D. Goffin 2,975
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Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 7,010
2 A. Kerber 6,925
3 K. Pliskova 6,020
4 D. Cibulkova 5,065
5 S. Halep 5,021
6 G. Muguruza 4,691
7 J. Konta 4,330
8 A. Radwanska 4,205
9 S. Kuznetsova 4,025
10 M. Keys 3,857
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