Murray delays comeback after Brisbane withdrawal

By for MurraysWorld.com on
Andy Murray has postponed his competitive return from injury after withdrawing from the Brisbane International.



The Scot, who has still not hit the court while there are ranking points to play for since Wimbledon 2017, had been due to return to action in Queensland this week with a second round match against Ryan Harrison of the USA.

However, the hip injury which terminated his 2017 season prematurely appears still to be hampering his fitness.

Murray stated:
“I’m very disappointed to be withdrawing from the Brisbane International. I came here with every intention of making a strong start to the year, but sadly my team and I don’t feel that I’m where I need to be just yet to compete at the highest level.

“I have great memories of playing here in Brisbane and I have always enjoyed competing in front of the Queensland fans, so look forward to returning in the near future.”

Murray's participation in the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on January 15th, must surely now also be in doubt.
 
Andy must be so disappointed at having to withdraw and it brings into great doubt his fitness for the Australian Open. We have all been looking forward to watching him play again, but I wish him the very best for a speedy return to tennis. It isn’t the same without him.
January 02, 2018, 09:53 AM
By janscribe

What a bummer
Surgery now looks likely, I'd say.
January 02, 2018, 09:57 AM
By blueberryhill

^BBH, seems it is something he wants to avoid, but the reality is he may be forced to have it. Posted this from Andy's instagram on the Brisbane thread, but putting the link here too.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdcSGu6lMYj/
January 02, 2018, 10:05 AM
By amongsttheleaves

^BBH, seems it is something he wants to avoid, but the reality is he may be forced to have it. Posted this from Andy's instagram on the Brisbane thread, but putting the link here too.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdcSGu6lMYj/

Wow, that's quite a moving read. Perhaps I'm being unnecessarily pessimistic, but things look quite bleak for Andy's professional future.
January 02, 2018, 10:30 AM
By Joe

Wow, that's quite a moving read. Perhaps I'm being unnecessarily pessimistic, but things look quite bleak for Andy's professional future.
I felt the same Frown

Even though it clearly isn't a retirement, while I was reading that I started to think about the amazing memories I've had watching Andy and wondering whether there would be any more in the future.

The picture didn't help!
January 02, 2018, 10:41 AM
By notnek

^BBH, seems it is something he wants to avoid, but the reality is he may be forced to have it. Posted this from Andy's instagram on the Brisbane thread, but putting the link here too.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdcSGu6lMYj/
Very sad to read that. He's between a rock and a hard place.
January 02, 2018, 10:57 AM
By blueberryhill

Wow, that's quite a moving read. Perhaps I'm being unnecessarily pessimistic, but things look quite bleak for Andy's professional future.

Agreed. I think this is probably the end, and it's a real shame it's happened this way.
January 02, 2018, 11:19 AM
By boogers

I was just about to print out the Brisbane draw when I read the sad news about the withdrawal. Andy's FB post sounds unusually emotional. Worrying times.
January 02, 2018, 12:32 PM
By counter_ puncher

I wish he could play forever, but to do that he must be pain free.  I wish he hadn't have had to withdraw from Brisbane, he knows what's best for him.
I think playing in Australia now looks very doubtful.  If he had to have surgery, then this would surely end his career (so sad).
I'll always support Andy and won't ever forget him.
Meanwhile get well soon Andy - don't try to rush back too soon.
January 02, 2018, 01:08 PM
By moonglow

Perhaps we'll now  become Murrays' world, rather than Murray's world.
January 02, 2018, 01:39 PM
By blueberryhill

Perhaps we'll now  become Murrays' world, rather than Murray's world.

It has always been Murrays (plural) anyway, hasn't it? No apostrophe.
January 02, 2018, 01:52 PM
By Joe

Feel so sad for him I think he thought the physio he has been having would have solved the problem so it looks like he will now have surgery. I hope it works.

I am sure if the surgery is not successful he will continue to be involved with tennis in some capacity or other, perhaps coaching especially with youngsters as he seems to have a great rapore with them.

We are very lucky to have a player like him a great player and a great human being. I doubt very much we will ever have another like him. All the best for the future Andy. I am sure we will still see you involved in tennis.
January 02, 2018, 01:58 PM
By Littlebuddha

It has always been Murrays (plural) anyway, hasn't it? No apostrophe.
Was making a point that if singles becomes impossible, perhaps he could play doubles with Jamie.  Think
But you are saying its always been about the two of them?
January 02, 2018, 03:33 PM
By blueberryhill

I really feel sad for Andy. Wanting to play so much but his body not allowing him to must be so disappointing and frustrating.

 Just hope that whatever he decides to do next – whether further rehab or surgery – will improve the problem.
January 02, 2018, 04:59 PM
By Katie

Was making a point that if singles becomes impossible, perhaps he could play doubles with Jamie.  Think
But you are saying its always been about the two of them?

I hadn't noticed that it said Murrays World! lol  But it might mean that he'll play doubles with Jamie - such a good idea BBH Smile
Or maybe it means The World of The Murrays - I actually don't know what it means! lol  confused shocking
January 02, 2018, 05:14 PM
By moonglow

Just saw Andy clearly limping while pushing a trolley with his luggage on it. He is miles away from being fit. Not even close.
January 02, 2018, 06:02 PM
By BigNose

Apparently that was him ARRIVING in Australia. He is now weighing up whether he will take part in the Australian Open. I'll save you all the wait. He won't be playing. There is not even a remote chance he'll be fit to play.
January 02, 2018, 06:44 PM
By BigNose

6 months of rest and recuperation look like they have made zero difference to me.
January 02, 2018, 06:46 PM
By BigNose

I really feel sad for Andy. Wanting to play so much but his body not allowing him to must be so disappointing and frustrating.

 Just hope that whatever he decides to do next – whether further rehab or surgery – will improve the problem.

This is all we can say and hope for. It's a heartbreaking message. Not really surprising after the match in Abu Dhabi and in the meantime a shock as well. He hoped for a good result of having rest. And maybe they thought of Wimbledon, he could make it to the QF then in a cleary painfull situation. Worrying is the fact that he went to Australia in his current condition, apperently not expecting a better result shortly.

Must be so hard for Andy not be able to play after all his effort and not knowing when he'll be fit again, if ever.
January 02, 2018, 07:35 PM
By flowerpower

Heartbreaking to see the Instagram post today. Had faith that behind the scenes his hip was progressing. What ever happens.. the Andy Murray story has been the most captivating and thrilling journey to follow in sport ....and if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s you never write off Andy Murray!

Get well soon please
January 02, 2018, 07:46 PM
By Johnny Handsome

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