Hip Injury Forces Murray Out Of U.S. Open

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the US Open due to his ongoing hip injury, creating a market shake-up.

After limping through another practice session, the British number one, looking close to tears, told the media in New York on Saturday: “I did pretty much everything I could to get myself ready here, took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon, spoke to a lot of hip specialists, tried resting, rehabbing to get myself ready here and was practising okay 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, so unfortunately I won’t be playing this year.”

The draw has now been rejigged with fifth seed Marin Cilic moving into Murray’s position in the bottom of the draw which is normally reserved for the second seed.

Sam Querrey switches to Cilic’s position with Philipp Kohlschreiber slotting in where Querrey was originally. The spare space in the draw is filled by lucky loser Lukas Lacko.


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