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Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open with ongoing hip problem

Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open with ongoing hip problem

The Scotsman has been forced to withdraw from the Australian Open this month after failing to recover from a hip injury that has plagued him for over six months.

I'm sure Andy must have been doing off-court training exercises to help with his hip mobility, but he's clearly missing something from his programme for his hips to still be so tight and limited.

Murray has not played in a competitive match since the Wimbledon quarterfinals a year ago, where he lost to American Sam Querrey in five sets.

Organizers confirmed Thursday that the five-time Australian Open finalist would not be playing at the season's first major, which starts January 15 in Melbourne.

"I'll be flying home shortly to assess all the options but I appreciate all the messages of support and I hope to be back playing soon".

The British tennis superstar cut short his 2016 campaign with a hip injury, and recently withdrew from the ATP 250 tournament (and Australian Open tuneup) in Brisbane, Australia. He said that the rehabilitation after surgery would mean Murray would spend even more time being inactive in the sport and that a full hip replacement would prevent him from performing at the same quality.

Cash says that Murray revealed problems with both hips when they met Abu Dhabi recently
Cash says that Murray revealed problems with both hips when they met Abu Dhabi recently

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said he understood Murray's early decision. "Surgery is also an option but the chances of a successful outcome are not as high as I would like which has made this my secondary option and my hope has been to avoid that".

"I would give anything to be back out there".

An operation and the resultant recovery would keep Murray out of the game for several months, but could also save a career that has been imperilled since his painful exit from Wimbledon in July. He plans to play in two exhibition tournaments in Melbourne next week before deciding.

"My rehab is going well but I am just not ready 100 per cent to come back yet in best-of-five set matches", Nishikori said.

The women's Open could also be hit with superstar withdrawals as new tennis mums Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka contemplate their next move. "I know that when I come back I definitely want to be competing for championships".

"I'm in touch every day with her and with her management team".

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