Murray out of remaining Tour events

0
MURRAY OUT OF REMAINING TOUR EVENTS
HIP HOP: Sir Andy decides not to defend his ATP Tour titles. Photo credit: Wikimedia

BRITISH world number two, Andy Murray says he will “most likely” miss the rest of the season because of continuing problems with his hip.

Murray, 30, pulled out of the current US Open tournament two days before it started and has not played since limping off Centre Court at Wimbledon in July.

He has taken the decision to withdraw from October’s ATP Tour events in Beijing and Shanghai and will almost certainly miss the events in Vienna and Paris later that month.

“This is the best decision for my long-term future,” said Murray.

In a statement posted on social media, Murray said he will begin his 2018 season at the Brisbane International, starting on 1 January, in preparation for the Australian Open, which begins on 15 January, following a “frustrating year on court for many reasons”.

“I’m confident after this extended period of rest and rehabilitation I will be able to reach my best level again and be competing for Grand Slam titles next season,” he said.  “I have a fantastic team working alongside me to help me through this process and appreciate the support from them and all of my fans over this difficult period.”

The three-time Grand Slam champion travelled to New York with the expectation of playing the US Open and practised all week before withdrawing on 26 August.

Earlier this week, Sir Andy said he had spoken with several leading hip specialists and his own team before reaching the decision not to defend his China Open and Shanghai Masters titles

LEAVE A COMMENT

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

We welcome comments from readers on our website and across our social networks. We invite you to discuss issues and share your views and we encourage robust debate and criticism provided it is civil.

However we reserve the right to reject or edit comments that:

• Contain offensive language
• Include personal attacks of any kind
• Are likely to offend or target any ethnic, racial, nationality or religious group
• Are homophobic, transphobic, sexist, offensive or obscene
• Contain spam or include links to other sites
• Are clearly off topic
• Impersonate an individual or organisation, are fraudulent, defamatory of any person, threatening or invasive of another’s privacy or otherwise illegal
• Are trolling or threatening
• Promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us, without limitation, in any format.