20 Apr 2012

Murray's injury jinx continues

6:15 am on 20 April 2012

Andy Murray's apparent jinx on opponents continued at the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters, with the third seed advancing to the quarter-finals as Frenchman Julien Benneteau went down with an ankle injury.

Murray got a rare two walkovers last month in Miami, when Canadian Milos Raonic was injured before their third-round encounter and Rafael Nadal was unable to play their semi-final five days later due to the knee problems which continue to haunt him.

Murray was leading 6-5 in the first set against the world No.31 when Benneteau took a tumble, rolling his right ankle.

Grimacing in pain, Benneteau was patched up and tried to play on, but gave it up in vain to end the abbreviated contest after 11 games.