5-Time Finalist Andy Murray Is Out Of The Australian Open
by Staff | January 4th, 2018, 9:36 am
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Andy Murray made it official Thursday pulling out of the Australian Open due to his hip injury.

“Sadly I won’t be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete,” Murray said in a statement. “I’ll be flying home shortly to assess all the options but I appreciate all the messages of support and I hope to be back playing soon.”

Murray had earlier said he would stay until the weekend in Australia, and then decide. But the Scot boarded a plane to London around noon in Brisbane.

This will be the first time Murray will miss the Australian Open, where he has finished runner-up five times.

Murray’s last match was a shock loss in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Sam Querrey. With potential hip surgery looming, there is concern not only when he will return – if he does undergo surgery – but also what kind of careeer he will have left.


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20 Comments for 5-Time Finalist Andy Murray Is Out Of The Australian Open

RZ Says:

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j-kath Says:

RZ: I cheated – I stole one of you lines! However, 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩 is to say feel “so sad for you Andy”.


Madmax Says:

RZ, j-kath, Margot, watch this space. This is very sad news, gutted for you, really am. Let’s hope for a speedy resolution to this ongoing problem.


RZ Says:

Madmax – thanks. I miss watching Andy compete and, believe it or not, I miss the emotional rollercoaster that comes with rooting for him during matches :-(


BBB Says:

This is distressing.


Emilia Says:

How awful for Andy and for the tennis world in general. His #1 fame was short lived. What is hapenning to so many good players? Age? Too high standards? Great expectations?


J.S. Says:

I am sad too he is my 2nd favorite player after Rafa!

Such emotion in his statement – He is heartbroken!!! UGH….Love to Andy and his family during this trying time!


Willow Says:

J.S me too, nice to see you posting ….


J.S. Says:

Hi willow and other friends!

Waiting for AO – so exciting!

Happy New Year!


AndyMira Says:

That’s alright Andy!Do whatever u have to do..but come back here & prove your doubter’s wrong again!..I knew u would luuurrvvee to do that!
Gonna miss watching u play Andy!


gonzalowski Says:

sorry for Andy

Nadal completed this friday his first training at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

interview with Toni Nadal today:
“There are defeats that hurt a lot. The most painful for me was against Djokovic in Australia’2012, also that of Soderling in Roland Garros’2009 “, recalls Toni.


gonzalowski Says:

sorry for andy.

Nadal completed this friday his first training at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

interview with Toni Ndal today:
“There are defeats that hurt a lot. The most painful for me was against Djokovic in Australia’2012, also that of Soderling in Roland Garros’2009 “, recalls Toni.


RZ Says:

Now Thiem is sick. He had to withdraw from Doha with a fever. Hopefully he’ll be recovered by the start of the AO.

On the bright side, Kokkinakis is back and seems to be playing pretty well (wins in Hopman Cup over Pospisil and Zverev). Hopefully 4K can stick out the year without getting injured.


Willow Says:

Gonzo the 2012 final for sure, the FO 2009 match against Soda stung at the time, but i learned to live with it when he got revenge the following year, now im like meh so what ?, he beat you the following year Soda, and has won the title another 6 times since ….


Willow Says:

Sorry for hyjacking the Murray thread there for a minute ….


gonzalowski Says:

Willow yes, for sure, those are Toni’s memories nowadays.
For me, maybe the continuous defeats against Nole I-don’t- know-the-year were harder.


Willow Says:

Gonzo yeah i must admit i fell out of love at one point with the Rafole rivalry too, although i can appreciate why the Novak fan base love rivalries that favor their favorite, i just got tired of the cliches that came with those matches too, like close match, exciting tennis, couldve gone either way, and the matches where Rafa won we heard other cliches like, Rafa was lucky, or Novak wasnt at his best etc bloody etc ….


gonzalowski Says:

(sorry to occupy the thread)
Willow I understand Nole fans, because I have the feeling that Nole has shown, after all, superiority over Rafa; but Rafa has been brave and remains standing!

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