Andy Murray Withdraws From US Open
Fighting back tears in his news conference, the 2012 US Open winner said:
“Obviously had the issue with the hip over what’s actually been since my match with Stan in Paris. Did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here and took, you know, a number of weeks off after Wimbledon. You know, I obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists. Tried obviously resting, rehabbing, to try and get myself ready here.
“You know, was actually practicing 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.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be playing here this year.”
“I have never had to take any time off because of my hip before, so, you know, we’re hoping that by taking a few weeks off and resting and rehabbing and really reducing the load that I was putting through it, that, you know, I would be okay by the time US Open came around, but unfortunately that’s not been the case.
“You know, obviously I spoke to a number of specialists about it to get the best advice possible. Obviously when you speak to a lot, there is 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.”
Asked about whether or not he’ll call it quits for the year, Murray said: “I’ll definitely make a decision on that 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.”
“I want to be back on court as soon as I can. If it means that, you know, I can play before the end of the year, then, you know, that’s what I would love to do. I miss competing, and I’ll try to get myself back on court as soon as I can.
“But, you know, obviously, you know, I’ll need to make the correct decision and really think it through these next couple of days with my team, and then, you know, make that decision.”
Lucky loser Lukas Lacko has moved into the main draw.
Karen Pestaina at the US Open.
USTA Statement on Andy Murray Withdrawal