After days of speculation, Andy Murray made it official on Thursday pulling out of next week’s Canadian Open in Montreal due to his hip.
“I am sad to be missing the tournament in Montreal because I have many great memories from my time in Canada,” said Murray. “I am doing everything I can to return as quickly as possible.”
Murray, a 3-time Canadian Open champion, also missed the event last year. For now he remains in the Cincinnati event.
Murray’s withdrawal means Rafael Nadal will return to the No. 1 ranking if he makes the semifinals at the event. Nadal was last No. 1 in June of 2014. Murray has ranked No. 1 for 39 weeks as of this past Monday.
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