New York [U.S.A.]:The 30-year-old Scot has pulled out of the U.S Open because of the right hip injury. Andy Murray aannounced this decision here just two days before the start of the year’s concluding Grand Slam tournament.
Murray, who has not played since Wimbledon, said he is still hoping to return to competition before the end of the year.
“I did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here and took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon,” an emotional Murray said.
“I obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists. I tried resting, rehabbing, to try and get myself ready here. I was actually practising OK the last few days, but it’s too sore for me to win the tournament and ultimately that’s what I was here to try and do. Unfortunately, I won’t be playing here this year,” The Independentquoted Murray as saying.
Murray represents Great Britain in his sporting activities and is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion and the winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals.
Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2012 US Open final, becoming the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. Murray is also the first British man to win more than one Wimbledon singles title since Fred Perry in 1935.
The world No 2’s withdrawal is the latest in a remarkable series of physical setbacks suffered by some of the game’s top players. Five of the world’s top 11 men will be missing from the tournament as the Scot joins Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic on the sidelines