The Scot hurt himself in the early stages of the second set sore Murray pull up in so much pain he was unable to put his foot on the floor and lay on his back grimacing in pain. Murray is scheduled to have a scan to assess the extent of the damage.
It would be a disappointing end to the tournament for Murray who was drawn in a very open section of the draw that gave him an excellent chance of comfortably making the semifinals.
To his credit Michael Berrer made the very respectable, but unusual, decision to not play any drop shots after Murray injured himself. Murray does not know if, despite playing another two sets, he will be fit enough to play his fourth round match or if Troicki will get a walk over.
“I’ve managed to play almost two sets with it but I’ve just got to wait and see and do all the right things. I’ll try to hit some balls tomorrow and that’s all I can do just now.
I don’t know if I’ll be playing the next match. I don’t know if I’ll be 100% fit. You never know with these things, they can go away quickly. There’s things you can do to recover faster and that’s what I’ll do.”