ROME - Britain's world number three Andy Murray announced his withdrawal from the Rome Masters on Thursday, citing fatigue following his unbeaten start to the claycourt season. Murray's decision to participate in the week-long event in the Italian capital came late, following his sensational triumph over claycourt king Rafael Nadal in Madrid last week. But the Scot's exertions in recent weeks have left him feeling ‘stiff and sore’. After consultation with his coach, Amelie Mauresmo, following practice Thursday, Murray said he would take time off the courts completely for several days in a bid to recover. "I'm going to take a few days' rest, not go on the court," said Murray. "I did a proper practice this morning for a full 40 minutes, and I was just flat. My body's tired.”