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Djokovic withdraws from LA tourney

LOS ANGELES -- Novak Djokovic of Serbia has withdrawn from next week's ATP Tour event in Los Angeles.

Tournament director Bob Kramer said Friday that Djokovic, the world's second-ranked player, withdrew from the Farmers Classic because of undisclosed personal reasons. Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic, the 2007 winner, withdrew because of a knee injury.

Joining the field is fourth-ranked Andy Murray, who received a wild card and will be seeded No. 1 when play begins Monday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on the UCLA campus.

Defending champion Sam Querrey is seeded No. 2 and Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus is No. 3.

Bob and Mike Bryan will be seeking to break the record of 61 career doubles titles in their hometown tournament.