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Andy Murray pulls out of US Open due to injury

Andy Murray pulls out of US Open due to injury

Murray pulled out of the Masters Series tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati after Wimbledon in an attempt to give his hip time to heal and arrived here early in the hope that he could work his way back to fitness. Hopes were raised for British fans when Murray flew out to NY early to practice.

"I have been playing sets the last few days and I'm really happy how I'm feeling. few days out of the first round here now", he said.

Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, and Kei Nishikori will be out for the rest of the season with their respective injuries, whilst Milos Raonic is aiming to be back in action after missing the final Grand Slam tournament of the year in NY.

With Murray out, British hopes in NY predominantly lie with the British women's No 1 and world No 7 Konta is one of a remarkable eight women who could end the tournament at the top of the rankings.

Thirty-year-old Murray joins 12-times grand slam victor Novak Djokovic and 2016 U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka in missing the tournament through injury. It was more a question of whether it would settle down.

The Great Britain Davis Cup captain said: "Every injury has its complications and you can go and see a number of different specialists and you might get quite varying responses in terms of next steps, best steps. I ran out of time".

Murray headed to the press conference room after practising with Frenchman Lucas Pouille, and it was apparent on court that he was still limping.

Murray said he didn't know if he was going to end his season prematurely, as Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori have done. So, obviously there has been a lot of players with injuries this year - Roger and Rafa last year had a few problems.

"That's something that I'll sit down and decide with my team", he replied.

Murray's opponent, Tennys Sandgren, will now face 5th seed Marin Cilic, with Philipp Kohlschreiber entering proceedings as the 33rd seed. Thankfully I played him in Miami this year so I have a little bit of an idea of how he plays, and his patterns and what he prefers to do and whatnot.

The temptation for Murray might be to take a prolonged break and even to follow the examples of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori, who are not playing again this year due to their injuries.

"This is actually why I didn't want to come in here".

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