Hip Injury Forces Murray Out Of US Open

Ruben Hill
August 30, 2017

World number two Andy Murray withdrew from the US Open on Saturday, saying a nagging left hip injury had left him unable to compete in the year's final Grand Slam tournament.

British number one Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week's US Open in NY due to a persistent hip injury.

Murray held the number-one world ranking for 41 weeks before being overtaken by Rafael Nadal last week.

"I'll definitely make a decision on that in the next few days", Murray said.

The Briton has joined the likes of Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori in withdrawing from the last grand slam of the season, making it three of the four semi-finalists from previous year at Flushing Meadow now out of the tournament. Tried resting, rehabbing, to try and get myself ready here.

"I certainly wouldn't have been hurting myself more by trying to play".

"You know, I obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists". I can play before the end of the year, then that's what I would love to do.

It also means a reshuffling of the seeds was in order.

Out of 64 players in that half, Croatia's Marin Cilic - who has taken Murray's place in the draw - is the only player to have won a Grand Slam title: the 2014 US Open.

Sam Querrey switches to Cilic's position with Philipp Kohlschreiber slotting in where Querrey was originally. The Frenchman has been in search of form through the US Open Series: He lost in the first round in both Montreal and Cincinnati.

Murray said he will decide in the "next couple of days" whether to end his season because of the injury.

"If I get myself fit and healthy, there is no reason why I can't".

"This is actually why I didn't want to come in here".

"But obviously I'll need to make the correct decision and really think it through these next couple of days with my team".

Needless to say, there are plenty of Federer and Nadal fans who are social-media angry at Murray for waiting until after the draw (which was made early Friday afternoon) to pull out.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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