Andy Murray’s clay season compromises have begun, with the Scot pulling out of Monte Carlo and Munich after suffering a serious ankle injury at the weekend at the Miami Masters.

The three-time Grand Slam winner who has suggested that he will wrap up his career sometime in late summer, is now under the cosh to see if he can salvage any part of the spring dirt campaign.

Murray management spelled out the dire situation in a release: “Following consultation with his team and medical experts, Andy Murray has taken the decision to miss the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters and BMW Open Munich.

“At this stage, it is still not clear how long Andy will be out of action, and he is continuing to review options with his medical team.

“Obviously this is very disappointing news for Andy and he has reiterated his desire to get back on court as soon as possible.

“He thanks all his fans for their kind messages of support and will continue to update everybody as the situation evolves.”

Murray rolled the ankle as he lost in the Indian Wells third round to Czech Tomas Machac after getting this far at an event for the first time since Canada last August.

Murray has been consulting with specialists in Britain after his return from   Miami with no timetable yet on a possible return to the ATP.