Aug 15 – The previous World No. 1 withdrew from the Canadian Open final week with the identical sickness forward of his third-round match in opposition to Jannik Sinner in Toronto. He received the primary of his three majors in Flushing Meadows in 2012 and is a two-time previous champion in Cincinnati.
Murray mentioned on the time: “I had a really related difficulty final 12 months within the event in Stuttgart earlier than Wimbledon which pressured me to overlook the Queen’s Membership event and I used to be in a position to play Wimbledon. It took me about 10 to 12 days earlier than I used to be feeling good once more.
“This isn’t as dangerous as that, however clearly the hazard in the event you compete and play on it’s you make it worse. So, I’ll have to see the way it develops over the approaching days and hopefully really feel higher in a number of days. I’m actually sorry. Thanks.”
Murray had demonstrated his preventing mentality in Canada when he defeated Max Purcell within the second spherical after a two-hour, 47-minute duel. After withdrawing from that occasion, he travelled to Cincinnati, however is unable to compete because of the similar harm and has withdrawn forward of his match in opposition to eleventh seed Karen Khachanov.
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Khachanov has been out with a groyne harm since shedding within the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros to Novak Djokovic. As a substitute of Murray, he’ll now play a fortunate loser.
Murray is rated thirty sixth on the planet, his highest place since present process hip resurfacing surgical procedure in 2019.
In the meantime, Murray has been reinstated to Nice Britain’s Davis Cup crew for the group stage finals in Manchester.
Murray was unnoticed of his nation’s crew for the 3-1 victory over Colombia in February, with teen Jack Draper taking his spot.
Nevertheless, the 36-year-old, who was instrumental in Britain profitable the Davis Cup for the primary time in 79 years in 2015, was appointed to the roster on Tuesday for the September 12-17 matches in opposition to Australia, France, and Switzerland.
Murray is joined within the four-man group by Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, and Neal Skupski as Leon Smith’s gamers attempt to qualify for the knockout stage in Malaga in November.