Andy Murray Out For The Season?
The current world number two has recently suggested that he may miss the rest of the tennis season due to a hip injury that he has been suffering from for a while. The Scot hasn’t featured in the US open due to pulling out prior to the start of the tournament. He has since decided that he will not play in ATP tour events in Beijing and Shanghai, and he has implied that he will probably miss the tour events in Vienna and Paris too.
On the injury, and decision to withdraw, he said: “This is the best decision for my long-term future,” He has also stated, via social media, that he will begin playing again in 2018, starting at the Brisbane International on the 1st January prior to the first grand slam of the year, the Australian Open.
He added: “I’m confident after this extended period of rest and rehabilitation I will be able to reach my best level again and be competing for Grand Slam titles next season,”
“I have a fantastic team working alongside me to help me through this process and appreciate the support from them and all of my fans over this difficult period.”
Despite pulling out prior to the US Open, he had hoped to have played, and was practicing for a week. However, he then consulted with several doctors and hip specialists, along with his team, and decided it would only cause more implications if he were to compete for the remainder of 2017.
Murray, the three time grand slam champion, had been number one seed in the world for a long duration, only being dropped to number two recently in favour of Rafael Nadal.
He had been seen during Wimbledon suffering from a sore hip, something that has been the case since he was younger, but had worsened dramatically in his defeat to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open in June.
The injury stopped any good preparation for Wimbledon from taking place, which in turn limited his success in the famous British grand slam, being defeated in the quarter finals by now world number 21, Sam Querrey of USA.