Another top player is out of the US Open. 2012 champion Andy Murray has withdrawn due to his hip injury, the former No. 1 announced today.
“Obviously had the issue with the hip over what’s actually been since my match with Stan in Paris,” an emotional Murray said. “Did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here and took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon. I obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists. Tried obviously resting, rehabbing, to try and get myself ready here.”
“It was more a question of whether it would settle down in time,” Murray said. “Obviously I kind of ran out of time.
“You know, was actually practicing 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.”
Murray joins fellow former champions Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka on the sidelines. Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori are also out.
Murray added that he will consult with his team over the next few days and make a decision on the rest of the season.
“If I get myself fit and healthy, there is no reason why I can’t,” Murray said of returning to form. “I have been practicing here and, you know, competitive in practice when I’m not moving close to how I can when I’m healthy.
“I want to be back on court as soon as I can. If it means that, you know, I can play before the end of the year, then, you know, that’s what I would love to do. I miss competing, and I’ll try to get myself back on court as soon as I can.
“I’ll need to make the correct decision and really think it through these next couple of days with my team, and then, you know, make that decision.”
Murray hasn’t played a match since Wimbledon and it’s the first time the 2012 champion has missed the US Open.
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