After withdrawing from Canada, Andy Murray has added Cincinnati to his summer pull-outs due to continued issues with his hip.
“Unfortunately I won’t be playing in Cincinnati as I continue my recovery,” Murray said. “I always enjoy playing there and I look forward to returning next year. I’m continuing to work hard on the court with the aim of being in New York.”
Murray is a 2-time champion in Cincinnati and last year he made the final losing to Marin Cilic. It’s the first time the Scot will miss the event since first entering it in 2005.
Murray is currently ranked No. 1 but will lose that top spot if Rafael Nadal makes the semifinals in Canada this weekend. And even if Nadal doesn’t reach the last four in Montreal, Murray will lose his top spot to either Nadal or Roger Federer once his 600 Cincinnati finals points come off on August 21.
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