Murray pulls out of US Open with hip injury

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 28, 2017

Andy Murray has pulled out of the 2017 USA open due to a lingering hip injury, throwing the already depleted draw into further disarray.

After traveling to NY last week, Murray had been practising in the Big Apple and was scheduled to play American Tennys Sandgren in the opening round.

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

Murray won the US Open in 2012 and was seeded second this year.

Serious doubt remains, however, about the state of Murray's hip, which so troubled him at Wimbledon and contributed to a quarter-final exit.

Murray said he didn't know if he was going to end his season prematurely, as Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori have done.

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"I was actually practising ok the last few days".

"I obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists, tried resting, rehabbing, to try and get myself ready here".

Briton Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion whose first major title came in 2012 on the NY hardcourts, was uncertain about his status for the remainder of the season.

"I'm sure if he looks around at other players it gives you confidence but he has also gone through it with his back and I'm sure that was a hard decision".

"I spoke to a number of specialists about it to get the best advice possible. I ran out of time".

Then, though they may seem like small beer compared to the simple imperative to get fit, healthy and enjoying his tennis again, ranking points could even come into the equation.

While the likes of Diego Schwartzman, Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could be risky, Murray at 100 per cent would certainly be fancied to get past all of them.

Seventh seed Konta faces Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic while Heather Watson, bidding to avoid a seventh successive first-round loss, plays unpredictable Frenchwoman Alize Cornet.

The lucky loser is Lukas Lacko (that nearly rhymes).

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