Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Murray withdrew from Cincinnati because of hip injury

Murray withdrew from Cincinnati because of hip injury

Andy Murray pulled out of ATP Masters Series event in Cincinnati with a nagging hip injury that also forced him out of this week's Montreal event.

"Unfortunately I won't be playing in Cincinnati as I continue my recovery," Murray said. "I always enjoy playing there and I look forward to returning next year.

"I'm continuing to work hard on the court with the aim of being in New York."

Murray, the world number 1, could be overtaken this week by Rafael Nadal if the Spaniard reaches this week's Montreal semi-finals.

Nadal will be the number one seed next week in Cincinnati. It will be the first time since 2010 that Nadal, who won at Cincinnati in 2010, has been top seed there.

Roger Federer will be the second seed. He has won seven Cincinnati titles, including crowns in each of his past two appearances there in 2014 and 2015.

The US Open, the final Grand Slam of the season, runs from August 28 until 10 September.