Murray withdraws from US Open lead-up

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 9, 2017

Andy Murray is sure to lose the world number one ranking and is in a race to make the US Open after pulling out of next week's Cincinnati Masters event.

Unfortunately I won't be playing in Cincinnati as I continue my recovery. "I always enjoy playing there, and I look forward to returning next year".

He's the third top five player to withdraw. Novak Djokovic has already revealed he will sit out the rest of the season with an elbow injury while Stan Wawrinka has also withdrawn from Cincinnati.

Murray proceeded to miss four weeks nursing the injury before he returned to the court for the Rolex Masters on April 16.

The move brings into question Murray's status for the US Open, which starts August 28 in NY, and even if he is able to play, it remains to be seen how well he can perform after missing the two major hardcourt warm-up events for the Flushing Meadows fortnight.

An elbow injury will keep 12-time Grand Slam victor Novak Djokovic from playing.

Rafael Nadal will now hold the No. 1 seed in Cincinnati.

This marks the first year since 2009 that Nadal and Federer are the two top seeds in Cincinnati. A seven-time Western & Southern Open champion, Federer carries a 10-match winning streak into this event, having won the title in each of his last two appearances (2014-15).

Play begins at the Western & Southern Open on Saturday, Aug 12 with qualifying matches.

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