Janko Tipsarevic will replace Andy Murray at the ATP World Tour Finals and Victor Chandler have promised to refund all bets on the British number one.
Andy Murray was forced to withdraw from the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday citing a groin injury sustained against David Ferrer as his reason for pulling out of the end of season tournament at the O2 Arena in London.
The 24-year-old lost in straight sets to the Spaniard on Monday and claimed after the match that he had aggravated a groin injury sustained during the Paris Masters a fortnight ago. He has claimed that he was "very upset" to have to withdraw from the prestigious tournament, particularly as it is in London, in front of a partizan crowd.
Bookmakers Victor Chandler
have, however, confirmed that any pre-tournament bets on Murray winning the ATP World Tour Finals will be refunded. The firm's spokesman, Charlie McCann, told Bettingpro:
"Victor Chandler are refunding bets on Andy Murray in the outright market for the ATP Tour Finals after he pulled out earlier today with his groin injury."
, who had promised to refund all losing bets on the Finals if Murray won, have also announced that they will be refunding all bets on the British number on with spokeperson Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes confirming to Bettingpro:
"Murray has saved us a few quid here in light of the offer so it's only fair to return stakes to those who backed him. Tipsarevic looks up against it at the prices as Federer remains in pole position for glory."
The ATP Tour have announced that Janko Tipsarevic, who was first reserve having finish ninth in the race, will replace the Scot. The Serb is now 33/1 to win the tournament although he will have to win his remaining two matches, against compatriot Novak Djokovic and Czech star Tomas Berdych.