Andy Murray Won’t Make The Trip To Australia
by Staff | December 28th, 2019, 11:26 pm
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Due to a lingering pelvic injury, Andy Murray has withdrawn from the upcoming Australia swing which includes the ATP Cup and the Australian Open.

Murray, who underwent hip surgery 11 months ago, couldn’t train properly earlier this month to the ailment.

“I’ve worked so hard to get myself into a situation where I can play at the top level and I’m gutted I’m not going to be able to play in Australia in January,” Murray said. “After the Australian Open this year, when I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to play again, I was excited about coming back to Australia and giving my best. That makes this even more disappointing for me.

“Unfortunately, I’ve had a setback recently and, as a precaution, need to work through that before I get back on court competing.”

The 32-year-old is still scheduled for Rotterdam and Montpellier in February.


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27 Comments for Andy Murray Won’t Make The Trip To Australia

Colin Says:

I’m no medical expert, but this latest bulletin is worrying. When he first considered having the resurfacing job, Andy said it wasn’t just about tennis, but also concerned his off-court life, like playing with the kids. His style of play has always made huge demands on his body, and it would be very sad if those kids’ family interaction ended up being restricted to pushing Dad in a wheel-chair!
The tearful press conference when he said his career was probably over, was upsetting for his fans, but I for one hope the future offers glimpses of a much-missed athlete, rather than a cripple.


Django Says:

I agree. He is still young and needs those hips for walking around in normal life.


chrisford1 Says:

Sad news. Time to huddle with the doctors and his wife Kim again. A worry is that even of he improves, the setback may well be a sign that each hip will not get any better in terms of being a chronic condition as he ages. Some players like Becker and Lendl did fine after they retired until their 50s then, Bam! hips needed transplant, arthritis issues emerged.
Rafa is lucky. He had many injuries related to his style of play which is even more punishing than Andy Murray’s. He took a well-deserved #1 spot from vegan-weakened Djokovic and looks as good as ever. But with his play, with his history, that dark cloud is somewhere near him. What would be worse than Andy in a wheelchair is Rafa in one trying to enjoy the boating life at sea with his wife and perhaps kids. I know he has the money to build a custom craft with handicapped person (or PC – differentially abled) lifts and all, but it won’t be as good as finding your sea legs in the rolls and climbing the mast underway, climing on or getting off other people’s vessels, being able to get from main deck to the engine and pumps in 20 seconds if something is going wrong.
I don’t think Djokovic and Federer will be hit with any hip problems before they retire. Maybe when they are 50 or so. Lot of tennis on both guy’s legs.


Wog Boy Says:

This is what Swiss specialist said about Andy’s procedure:
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“Ten years ago, this method was already used in Switzerland – often with catastrophic consequences.“

“It comes to the fact that the abrasion of the plates can lead to cobalt poisoning in the blood.”

“The bones can be attacked, also nerve and visual damage are possible.

“I actually got requests for ‘Birmingham Hip Resurfacing’ interventions.

“But I do not use this method on principle, and I do not recommend it to anyone.”
————-
I didn’t want to post it then since I could’ve been miss understood:

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1194040/Andy-Murray-European-Open-Dr-Hannes-Rudiger/amp


j-kath Says:

I thought Andy had the same op. that one of the Bryan bros, had.??? At the time, there was some discussion along the lines that playing doubles could be OK and doable but playing singles would be tougher on the body. Does this link with the current possibilities, i.e. cobalt poisoning etc.?


Andrew Miller Says:

Murray watch is on again. I think that’s it for Murray – play this year, announce Wimbledon as his last Wimbledon, play the Olympics, and leave the scene at the tournament of his choice.


j-kath Says:

Colin: Andy’s tearful interview as mentioned above – are you referring to the past? – I ask because I haven’t seen any recent interview with Andy recently.

Andrew Miller: I’d like to see Andy’s own comments on live tv asap. He usually tells it how it is. If as serious as suggested here, he might not have a series of “farewells”. If it was Me (or a close family-member) I’d stop immediately and urge them (and Andy to do so).


Wog Boy Says:

JK,
let’s put aside our disagreement about global warming, Donald Trump and Boris Johnson;)
This article was published after Andy won his last title, as I said I wandered then how nobody mentioned it and I didn’t want to be the one to post it for obvious reason.
I have one question, was Andy that desperate to return to tennis even if that meant risking his health and later life style for the sake of return?!
Was it worth it?!
Is he going to be able to play sports with his kids?!
I mean he is only 32 years of age and had to have both hips replaced, unless it’s genetic it means he destroyed them with his playing style and pushing himself above for what was sustainable for his body.
Injuries that Nole, Roger or even Rafa had are different and very likely will not affect their lifestyle after (maybe Rafa) but Andy already buggered his after tennis life.
I am going to tell you something that no Andy fan will like, but that’s me, I tell what I think no matter what.
Was Andy maybe, just maybe, the victim of his over ambitious mother?
Look at young Andy, he was very skinny, he had to put significant weight in order to compete and play the way he played, his body wasn’t projected for that, Nole, Roger and even Rafa look the same as they looked as 16 years old kids.
I never liked his mother, from the moment I read how she walked out on her husband and kids, she was one far too ambitious and controlling person.
Give me just one minute to take cover and then you are free to throw whatever you want at me, I won’t take it personally.


j-kath Says:

Wogboy: Simply because we disagree on XYZ doesn’t mean we’ve withdrawn from any “intercourse” (he ho!).

Judy was/is a dominant female…..whether she drove hubbie away or whether he was of the “wandering” nature type, was never too clear.

I suppose a parent hopes their kids inherit a love for whatever the parent loves (my mother was a beautiful singer & pianist yet none of us – and there was/is 4 of us had the inclination/talent or the desire to follow her). In Judy’s case, both her sons exhibited talent and loved tennis. Maybe she did push too hard – especially in Andy’s case who was a tall, skinny lad born with an impediment i.e. his knee.

I think, at the end of the day, it will be KIM who will contribute significantly to Andy’s final decision.

PS: On the other subject – just think of me when I wasn’t much older than “GRETA” when I annoyed a lot of people at Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Park every SUNDAY – so don’t expect me to withdraw from tormenting you. Cheer, K.


Wog Boy Says:

JK,
That’s ok, I can handle you but I cannot handle this disaster which is going on for last two months, now moved south of Sydney, people are not just losing homes but dying trying to save their livelihood and horses, it was 43 degrees where I live today and I was supposed to leave yesterday on holiday south before wind pushed bushfires towards coastline as you can see in my link. I felt sorry for one woman who was crying and said all she could do is to open the gates and let the horses running before fire stormed on her property, she hasn’t seen them since, this is how bad it is:

https://youtu.be/PK1nZog0cv4

https://youtu.be/PK1nZog0cv4


Andy Mira Says:

WB…R u,family & house safe from the fire?


Wog Boy Says:

Thanks very much for asking, we are safe, we had close call last year (fire reached my backyard) and 15 years ago, I live close to national park, it takes about 10-15 years for another build up of dead vegetation as a fuel for the fire, we know the drill, we are used to it. You do what you can to protect and when time comes you just leave the property as we did last year at 3am after emergency service sent us a message on mobile phones to leave property immediately.


Wog Boy Says:

^^^
for AM


Andy Mira Says:

Ohh..Alhmdulillah!…It’s good to hear that u all safe from the fire WB!…

How about AO this year?Is it safe from the bushfire & haze WB?It’s still 20 days ahead of us…What do u think WB?


Wog Boy Says:

Melbourne is safe, too far away from the fires and different surroundings.


Andy Mira Says:

Ohh okay WB!…

Btw…i think it’s already 1st january there..so happy new year to u WB…hopefully it’s going to be another great year for u & family k?👍👋


Andy Mira Says:

Also Happy New Year to all TennisXers esp M(miss u!)..Miss Okie,Alison,JK,VP,Squirrel,Amit…May 2020 will bring all the happiness to u allzzzz!

Vamos!


Alison Hodge Says:

Happy new year to all tennis-x posters, especially Andy Mira, love you girl xx ….


j-kath Says:

Wogboy: Didn’t want to mention Aussie’s fires in connection with anything else….but been very sad to see the devastation daily on TV – the desperate situation for so many people and the agony for the wild life….I can barely look.

Against such a background, I wish all those in peril a much improved New Year, and like Andy Mira and Alison – I wish ALL of you on these threads a New Year that brings you great Joy.
Hugs to All
K.


Andy Mira Says:

Love u too Al!…hehe👍💙

Hugs back JK!


Colin Says:

JKath, there was an interview with Andy’s Dad some years ago where he set the record straight.
After Judy left he decided to forego any love life until the boys were older, as he didn’t want to be telling them various times “This is Auntie so-and-so.” So, no he wasn’t the wandering type as you put it.
Many tennis parents drive their kids too hard. Rafa’s injuries began when he was still in his teens, coached by his uncle.
I hope Andy decides soon about his future plans, as I can’t afford a yearly sub to the ATP site, which I would need to follow his non-Slam progress. I fear it’s only a matter of time before the BBC stops paying up for live coverage of Queen’s and Wimbledon.
I do agree that Kim will probably make the decision for him.
She is very averse to any publicity that shows the family in a bad light, and obviously has a big influence on him, being at least as intelligent as he, and better educated. (He never reads books, which to me is unthinkable!). It’s a miracle that she has been able to keep the children off-camera, but I
admire her for it.
Finally, let me wish everyone a belated Happy New Year. Not only have I long passed the American average life expectancy for men, I’ve now overtaken that of Australia, where my son lives (in NSW, but safely so far). I was 85 on December 22, and good grief, I look it!


j-kath Says:

Hi Colin: Re. BBC ending live coverage of Queens, Wimbledon (and last year at the O2?) I doubt it will be changed this year – too much grief heading everybody’s way already re. charging for the license – for the BBC to add to a rather heated debate…….but maybe they’ll get the axe out in 2021. Also, the entire population will be affected by Brexit exit – and in my view, not in a good way.

As for growing older – I’d rather have our “very mature Queen” than any of her controversial off-spring (apart from the hardest working of all – the Princess Royal).

Hope you will be able to visit your son in safety soon. And wrinkles? Reverse the direction of the wrinkles by smiling as much as possible…..and if that doesn’t work take down the mirrors…….on the basis that if you don’t laugh you’ll cry.


Alison Hodge Says:

Happy new year J-Kath xx


chrisford1 Says:

1. Wog Boy, be safe.
2. Colin, congrats on 85.
3. JK, I agree that QEII has done a great job. But comes a time in everyones lives when they are just too old to do certain things well. I hope she will be able to recognize that point and sweep up all the love and honors of leaving the throne while she is alive to appreciate it.


Alison Hodge Says:

Love, hugs, healing and prayers, to those affected by the fires in Australia , and to everyone else stay safe , yours Alison Hodge from the UK xx ….


Alison Hodge Says:

Read on teletext this morning some of the players are doing a fund raiser too ….


j-kath Says:

Chrisford 1: I doubt the Queen will step down unless she gets ill. Despite the fact she is being accompanied by Charles a bit more she is who she is – duty is a huge part of her integral make-up…..tonight she is said to be royally pissed off by Meghan and Harry who have virtually said they are now divorcing themselves from the Royals and both seeking to find jobs rather than performing “inherited” duties. First her hubbie gets into trouble, and becomes more and more feeble, then she loses son Andrew to a scandal, now she loses grandson Harry…..poor woman – is it worth it?

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