Mur­ray may miss the rest of sea­son

Sunday Herald - - SPORT - BY SI­MON CAMBERS

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

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