Andy Murray's return to action on hold after cancellation of Barbados event
Last Updated: 21/11/13 6:22pm
Andy Murray: Yet to return following back surgery
Andy Murray's return to competitive tennis has been put on hold following the cancellation of the Dream Cup in Barbados.
The Wimbledon champion has been sidelined since undergoing back surgery in September, and he was scheduled to begin his comeback in the exhibition event later this month.
But reported problems regarding sponsorship and television rights have forced organisers to cancel the tournament.
Murray will instead continue to practice at his winter training base in Miami, and his first appearance back on court will now be at another exhibition event in Abu Dhabi in late December.
The 26-year-old is then expected to return to ATP Tour action at the Qatar Open before heading to Melbourne to prepare for the Australian Open in January.
The Scot has yet to confirm his entry for the first grand slam tournament of the year, and he insisted he would only take part if his felt fit enough to have a chance of winning the title.
Murray took the decision to have an operation to cure a long-standing back problem after helping Great Britain reach the Davis Cup World Group with victory over Croatia in mid-September.
He had been struggling with the injury for 18 months and was forced to pull out of the French Open in May before claiming his memorable Wimbledon victory in July.