By Joe Bailey
Andy Murray has signalled his intent to sit out the rest of the 2017 ATP season as the hip injury which flared up in his Wimbledon quarterfinal continues to plague him.

In a post on his Instagram account, Murray definitively ruled out his participation in the upcoming Asian swing events in Beijing and Shanghai, before strongly hinting that he would also miss the indoor events in Vienna and Paris that close out the regular season.

Murray won each of these events in 2016, as part of the blistering run of form that swept him to the world number one ranking by the end of the year.

After a 2016 with so many high points for Murray, 2017 has seen a cruel reversal of fortunes as he battled a dip in form, illness and injury.

By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray has pulled out of the US Open after failing to recover from a hip injury.

The world number two was hampered by the injury at Wimbledon and has not played since.

Although Murray travelled to New York and practised on site, he made the decision to withdraw from the tournament.

"It's too sore for me to win the tournament and ultimately that's what I was here to try and do," said Murray in a press conference.

"I did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here and took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon," added Murray.

It is not yet clear whether Murray will play again in 2017.

The tournament has been hit by a number of high-profile withdrawals – as well as Murray, Novak D...
By Nigel Graber
A clearly injured Andy Murray today faded badly in the fourth and fifth sets of his Wimbledon quarter-final against Sam Querrey, capitulating 3-6 6-4 7-6 6-1 6-1 against the American.

Murray’s hip has been the subject of fierce debate throughout these championships. The Scot had done his best to hide the extent of the injury. But there was no disguising it today, as he hobbled between points and leant on his racket.

Murray started brightly enough, taking the first eight points. The top seed consolidated that break to take the first set 6-3.

At 3-3 in the second set, a double-fault from Querrey followed by a crosscourt backhand and a drilled pass down the line from Murray earned a break of serve. The Scot seemed set fair for an e...
By Phil Messenger
Andy Murray defeated the hirsute Benoit Pair 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 today to reach his tenth successive Wimbledon quarter final.

The serve is usually dominant on grass, but four breaks were exchanged in an enthralling opening set. Paire is an unorthodox player, and his variety initially caused Murray problems. Booming groundstrokes were interspersed with delicate volleys, the occasional drop shot and plenty of unforced errors.

The Brit eventually found some rhythm and galloped through the tiebreak before opening up a 2-0 lead in the second set. Paire broke back to level the score at 3-3, but Murray broke again for a 5-4 lead. The Brit wobbled serving for the set, but defended four break points before finally getting over the line.

By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray was made to work hard to get past Fabio Fognini in the third round of Wimbledon, eventually prevailing 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 as darkness fell on Centre Court.

Fognini's shotmaking flair certainly made things tough and he threatened to take it to a decider. But the Brit's more consistent play helped him to close out the match in four sets, much to the delight of the Centre Court crowd.

The first set was straightforward for the top seed, closing it out with two breaks after the Italian double-faulted twice.

But a poor first set often doesn't count much for the Italian, often a wildly inconsistent player. He regrouped and began to put pressure on the Murray serve, with the pair exchanging breaks to start the second set.
By Nigel Graber
Andy Murray cruised into the third round of Wimbledon yesterday with a convincing 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory over dreadlocked Dustin Brown of Germany.

A Rasta boy in tennis whites is about as incongruous a sight as you’ll see on Wimbledon’s Centre Court, and his brand of tennis is equally idiosyncratic, yet effective enough to have dispatched Rafael Nadal here two years ago.

But Murray was having none of his tricks and tumbles. Despite the odd diving backhand dive volley (degree of difficulty 4.7), Brown could do nothing against Murray’s castle-like defence, allowing Brown just 14 points on his serve and committing only five unforced errors.

The low error count was all the more amazing because the tennis was far from routine. This was a m...
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