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Andy Murray pulls out of US Open due to injury

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Murray 'most likely' to miss rest of season with hip injury

With two days left to the start of the US Open, Tennis superstar, Andy Murray, has pulled out of the tournament after failing to recover from an hip injury.

The world number two had been drawn to play world number 104, Tennys Sandgren, in the first round of the last Grand Slam of the Year.

Murray has not played since Wimbledon, when he was hampered by the hip injury as he lost to Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals.

Murray practised all week but said on Saturday that the injury remained an issue.

“It’s too sore for me to win the tournament and ultimately that’s what I was here to try and do,” said Murray.

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It is the first time since the French Open in 2013 that Murray has withdrawn from a Grand Slam tournament.

“I did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here and took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon,” added the 2012 champion.

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

“I was actually practising OK the last few days.”

The 30-year old recently lost the world number one ranking to Rafael Nadal, and also revealed he will decide about the rest of his season in the coming days.

 

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