Andy Murray has announced that he is unlikely to play again this season due to the hip injury that forced him to miss the US Open.
Murray has ruled himself out of the forthcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai and also expects to sit out the season-ending events in Vienna and Paris.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to compete in the upcoming events in Beijing and Shanghai, and most likely, the final two events to finish the season in Vienna and Paris due to my hip injury which has been bothering me the last few months,” he said.
That’s how fans reacted to Andy’s decision :
— Rainbow Girls (@girlsrain8) September 6, 2017
Respect @andy_murray decision to miss out the rest of the season due to his hip. He'll be back and will win another Wimbledon title 💪🎾
— Petey Piper (@MakeoutParty44) September 6, 2017
Andy Murray ends his season. The third mens player since Wimbledon to cut short his year due to injury pic.twitter.com/36PdNCvTlp
— Uche Amako (@UcheAmako) September 6, 2017
@andy_murray Get well soon, Andy! Thank you for updating status and message to us.
Hope to have good recovery and see you soon in 2018!
— missy/ピョル (@missy5around) September 6, 2017
— Lucy Sophia (@lucysophiaj) September 6, 2017
Andy did so brilliantly getting to no 1 in the world. With illness & injury didn't really get to enjoy it . Hope his rehab goes well.
— KeiraLu (@tohabebj) September 6, 2017
@andy_murray wise decision to recover! Get well & come back to dazzle us again with your brilliant tennis. 😧
— Nalini (@Nalini33) September 6, 2017
“Having consulted with a number of leading hip specialists over the last week, along with my own team, we have decided that this is the best decision for my long-term future.
“Although this has been a frustrating year on court for many reasons, I’m confident after this extended period of rest and rehabilitation that I will be able to reach my best level again and be competing for grand slam titles next season.
“I will be beginning my 2018 season in Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open and I’m looking forward to playing in Glasgow later this year against Roger for Unicef UK and Sunny-sid3up.
“I have a fantastic team working alongside me to help me through this process and appreciate the support from them and all of my fans over this difficult period.”
Murray’s concern about the seriousness of the injury – the details of which he has not revealed – extended to further consultations with specialists last week.
He briefly returned to New York this week, having earlier withdrawn from the US Open shortly after the main draw was made, which resulted in minor controversy, as it left the co-favourites Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal scheduled to meet in the semi-finals rather than in Sunday’s final.