Murray may miss the rest of season
ANDY MURRAY admitted last night that he could be forced to miss the rest of the season after he announced his withdrawal from the US Open because of injury.
Fighting his emotions in a press conference at Flushing Meadows on the eve of the event, the Scot said he had not had enough time to recover from the left hip problem which hampered him at Wimbledon and which also forced him to miss Masters events in Montreal and Cincinnati this summer.
“I did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here,” said Murray, who was due to be the No 2 seed. “I took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon, I obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists and tried resting, rehabbing, to try and get myself ready here.
“I was actually practising OK the last few days, but it’s too sore for me to win the tournament and ultimately that’s what I was here to try and do. Unfortunately, I won’t be playing here this year.”
Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka have already called time on their seasons because of injury and Murray may now have to join them on the sidelines, which means he would miss the ATP World Tour Finals and slide down the rankings.
“There are different views and opinions on what the best thing to do is moving forward, and that’s a decision I’ll need to take now,” Murray said.
“I’ll definitely make a decision on that [the rest of the season] in the next few days. That’s something that I’ll sit down and decide with my team. But I’ll decide on that in the next couple of days, for sure.”
It was a major blow to Murray, who arrived in New York a week ago hopeful that