Murray withdraws from the US Open

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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 Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic are all missing the event through injury.
Thanks for putting up the news report Katie. Sad as it is to read it every time we log in, it's better than having to read about him hobbling out of Wimbledon for months!
I see Leon Smith is being very positive about his ability to come through this and play as well as ever - I just hope he's right. 
August 28, 2017, 06:48 PM
By Ruthie

I agree with all of that Ruthie, particularly as Andy himself wants so much to come back.
August 28, 2017, 07:26 PM
By Aileen

The interview with Leon Smith is the best content after the withdrawel. Especially because I think Leon is well informed about what Murray wants the media to know....
August 28, 2017, 07:45 PM
By flowerpower

It's sad news indeed, it couldn't have been easy for Andy at all, I think last year has taken a toll on his health, he's had so many illnesses since then.
I hope that Andy does get well enough to return to tennis, and I think he should give his body a chance to repair itself, enjoy spending time with his wife and daughter, and perhaps light training.
I hope that I don't get any backlash about the comment I have made, I want Andy to get well again, pure and simple
August 28, 2017, 08:28 PM
By Janet D

Sad yes but surely not entirely unexpected.  Some of us on this forum were concerned about him playing Wimbledon.  He needs a long rest and possibly surgery.
Any idea what will happ n with his charity match with Federer?  I expect the event will continue but with a slightly different line up and the main man maybe just making an appearance?
August 28, 2017, 09:57 PM
By Alan11

You are right, Andy shouldn't have played at Wimbledon, it was painful to watch him, he does need rest, and I agree, he needs surgery, but will that help, he is getting older now, and the body takes longer to heal the older it gets, Andy has admitted that he doesn't like to train, he prefers to play a game of tennis, unfortunately Andy being so competitive, he finds it hard to rest, and just to play in a relaxed way, I am hoping that he does rest, and that his body is fit enough to return to playing in tournaments, only time will tell
August 28, 2017, 10:09 PM
By Janet D

Sad yes but surely not entirely unexpected.  Some of us on this forum were concerned about him playing Wimbledon.  He needs a long rest and possibly surgery.
Any idea what will happ n with his charity match with Federer?  I expect the event will continue but with a slightly different line up and the main man maybe just making an appearance?
Can't see Andy Live taking place at all this year if Andy can't play because I think he'd be very frustrated if he just had to stand there and watch, and also his fans are paying, or will have already paid, for the privilege and pleasure of seeing him play regardless of who it is, although obviously a top player would be preferred, and Fed is certainly an attraction, but even so his appearance here is really incidental to the whole thing, just as Andy was in Fed's Match for Africa.
August 29, 2017, 03:43 AM
By Aileen

welcome Janet D.  All the speculation I've read suggests that he will postpone his charity match if he takes an extended period out.
August 29, 2017, 06:47 PM
By Ruthie

This is very sad but not unexpected.

Like Leon Smith , Andy will get through this, bounce back and we will see him again.  He has done it once he will do it again. I will miss him very much and what ever he decides to do we must all support him.  Take care Andy and look fo0rward to your addition to the family.
August 30, 2017, 10:57 AM
By jdonald

All the speculation I've read suggests that he will postpone his charity match if he takes an extended period out.
And this definitely says it won't be, although he could still take an extended time out given that this is just a fairly relaxed exho which wouldn't require too much preparation, but somehow I don't think he will.  Whatever, at least surgery thankfully isn't on the agenda.

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September 01, 2017, 06:08 AM
By Aileen

well does it definitely say it will go ahead as planned Aileen?  The charity would still benefit if it were postponed wouldn't it?  But I agree it's hopeful news and does seem to imply surgery not on the agenda.  I was half expecting that the next news we'd have from Andy was a pic of him in his hospital bed post-op as happened with the back op.
September 02, 2017, 04:50 PM
By Ruthie

well does it definitely say it will go ahead as planned Aileen?  The charity would still benefit if it were postponed wouldn't it?  But I agree it's hopeful news and does seem to imply surgery not on the agenda.  I was half expecting that the next news we'd have from Andy was a pic of him in his hospital bed post-op as happened with the back op.
I was starting to think the same, only at least then we did know he was going to have surgery.  Then I began to wonder if no news meant good news.  Whatever, I'm sure Andy would have said if it had been postponed, and I can find nothing online to suggest it won't take place as planned.  Also I loved that he retweeted Todd Woodbridge's idiotic claim that he'd "ruined" the draw by pulling out when he did - and got over 90 responses, the greater majority of which were positive.
September 02, 2017, 07:45 PM
By Aileen

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