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London | Murray out for rest of season

London | Murray out for rest of season
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Andy Murray has announced that he is ending his 2017 season because of the hip injury which prevented him from competing at the US Open and reveals he will be making his comeback at the Brisbane event next January in preparation for the Australian Open.

Let’s hope it’s not too serious and he doesn’t need surgery for it because it would be great to have Andy Murray back, especially with what he’s done in his career and how well he’s played over the last few years.

Greg Rusedski

However, he will be playing in Glasgow this year against Roger Federer for UNICEF UK and Sunny-sid3up.

This is what he said on Facebook

 

Just wanted to update you all on my injury and the rest of my season.

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.

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 look forward 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.

 

Meanwhile former British number one Greg Rusedski, speaking on Eurosport, believes Andy Murray is right to be cautious about undergoing hip surgery recollecting surgery basically ended his career.

He said: “I had a little tear in my labrum near the end of my career and the doctor told me, ‘Take six weeks off and hopefully it’ll get better and everything will get stable’. For me, unfortunately, it didn’t get as stable as I would have liked because my back would pop out but now everything’s fine – so the more time you take out, the better you recover.

“They said to me if you have surgery there’s a 50 per cent chance it’ll get better, 45 per cent chance it could stay the same and five per cent chance it could get worse, so I think he’s doing the right thing taking the rest of the season off.

“He says he might come back for Paris or the end of season championships but I don’t see that happening, I see him taking the rest of the season off and starting next year and getting ready.”

He added: “Let’s hope it’s not too serious and he doesn’t need surgery for it because it would be great to have Andy Murray back, especially with what he’s done in his career and how well he’s played over the last few years.

“Federer was out of the top 16 seeds when he started the Australian Open this year so I wouldn’t worry about where the seeding is. If Murray is healthy, he will get back to the top of men’s tennis.”

 








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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

6 Comments

  1. Veronica McCarthy

    You get better Andy , I will still be cheering for you when you come back ,in the meantime take it easy and get strong ,and don’t forget to rest , Love to you and your lovely family xx

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  2. Margaret Beer

    I think you’re being pretty harsh……I mean do you really want him to risk permanent injury…….😊

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  3. Angelalynn White

    Absolute joke cheers for that Andy couldn’t afford the Glasgow tickets because we had bought the ATP ones amazing you can still play your charity event.

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    • Avril Glass

      No guarantee that Andy would have qualified for ATP anyway!

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    • Angelalynn White

      Avril Glass pretty much a guarantee up to Wimbledon its top 10 not top 100 little chance he would have fallen out of that even if only got to semi’s x

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