Marin Cilic Withdraws From Canadian Open, Will Andy Murray Do The Same?
by Staff | August 3rd, 2017, 11:33 am
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Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic has withdrawn from next week’s Canadian Open in Montreal due to an adductor injury.

In a Facebook post, the Croatian said:

With great regret I have to announce that I won’t be able to participate at the upcoming ATP Masters 1000 event in Montreal, to be played next week.
Until the very last moment I was hoping that improvement concerning my injury will be good enough, but I am forced to withdraw from the Coupe Rogers event.
During the Wimbledon tournament last month I have suffered aductor injury and the healing process is ongoing but it is slower than I would want to.
I believe I don’t need to underline how sad I feel now, not being able to participate in Montreal, after some great tennis I played during the last few months and reaching the Grand Slam singles final for the second time in my career.
Montreal is one of the biggest events of the year, it was meant to be my first event since the Wimbledon final, and it all made my decision to pull out of the event even tougher.
Hope to be back in full competitive mode very soon, thank you all for your support and see you soon!

Cilic is still slated to return to Cincinnati where he will be the defending champion.

Stan Wawrinka is also out of Canada as is Novak Djokovic who will miss the rest of 2017. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are both in and as of now so too is Andy Murray. Murray was bothered by a hip issue during the grass season leaving many to speculate the world No. 1 could miss some summer hard court events.

A decision or confirmation from Murray should come later today or tomorrow at the latest.


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10 Comments for Marin Cilic Withdraws From Canadian Open, Will Andy Murray Do The Same?

Daniel Says:

Current #4, 5 and 6 out of Canada. Thiem will get the 4th seed.

Wating now on Murray, but think if he hasn’t withdrawn so far he will play. Draw out tomorrow me thinks.


LUCY Says:

@Daniel: I think you’re right. If Andy was withdrawing, he probalby would have done so by now – but maybe he’s waiting to see how the draw looks?! It’s best of 3 obviously, which isn’t as demaning as a slam, so maybe he will use Canada to see where his fitness is, with no points to defend there…..?


J-Kath Says:

Imagine Andy Murray is between a rock and a hard place – possibly feels fit enuf for 3-set matches in Canada – but what might it trigger in new pain levels for the next Grand Slam?. My guess – I think he’ll be daft enuf to give it a go.


LUCY Says:

@J-Kath: I hardly think it’s fair to say he’d be ‘daft’ if he did give it a try. No one knows how things will be until they are back in competition at any stage. Also, they get a week in-between Canada, Cinci and the US Open anyway, which helps.
His team are the only people who really know how his health is…


Giles Says:

News just in that Andy has withdrawn from Montreal


Daniel Says:

So Nadal and Federer top 2 seeds in a Masters since forever.

Hope Andy is able (fit enough) to play next week and gauge how his injury is, if he’ll be able to play USO or not.


Daniel Says:

Also this mean that if Nadal reaches semis in Montreal he will be back to #1 come Aug 7th.

On Aug 21st Murray is dropping 600 pts from Cincy finals last year.

Federer has no chance at #1 ranking in Montreal, not even if he wins it, but after Cincy, depending on his, Nadal results and if Murray plays or not he could enter USO as new #1.

Either way, he or Nadal will be #1 before USO, unless they both bomb in Canada next week.


LUCY Says:

Yes, the news is in, rather late that Andy has withdrawn. Shame but probably for the best. He will lose the no.1 ranking in the next few weeks inevitably, but that’s not the end of the world for the US Open. If Murray plays at the US Open and does well, it could all change again very quickly!


J-Kath Says:

Lucy:

Don’t get too excited – Andy is my favourite player and if I sound like I’m criticising him – it’s because I know how stubborn he can be.(being a Scot myself)…and he’s been not once but twice to see different surgeons…and the response was not encouraging. Losing no. 1 position is the least of his problems.


AndyMira Says:

Good decision Andy!…Now concentrate on your recovery k?And come back stronger when you’re ready..physically and mentally…C’Mon Andy!!

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