Andy Murray pulls out of US Open 2017
- Author: Stacy Allen Aug 31, 2017,
Aug 31, 2017, 1:12
"Did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here and took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon", Murray said.
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.
Nadal, back on top of the world rankings for the first time in three years, is a two-time victor in NY, his 2010 and 2013 titles forming part of his 15-Slam portfolio which was embellished by a record 10th French Open in June.
The world number three, who has won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2017, said he had recovered from the back complaint that forced him to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters earlier this month.
"The guys who are hurt lately, it's mostly because they are 30-plus", 36-year-old Federer said during a press conference on Saturday ahead of the U.S. Open, which kicks off on Monday. The 25-year-old Argentinian stands only 5ft 7in tall but what he lacks in height he makes up for in power. Tried obviously resting, rehabbing, to try and get myself ready here.
With Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka out and an injury-prone Andy Murray rusty, another Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal clash could be on the cards - the first at the US Open. It was more a question of whether it would settle down in time.
Should Murray decide not to play for the rest of the year, his ranking is likely to slide to around 16th.
"I don't think the tour is doing much wrong, to be quite honest", he said of the ATP schedule, which runs from January to November.
And now because of his hip injury, he is not able to play US Open 2017. "I miss competing, and I'll try to get myself back on court as soon as I can", said Murray, who is 25-10 (win-loss record) in 2017 besides going 2-3 against fellow Top-10 players.
"I spoke to a number of specialists about it to get the best advice possible".
It will be the first Grand Slam that he has missed since the 2013 French Open.
"I want to be back on court as soon as I can". "I've been practicing here and competitive in practice when I'm not moving close to how I can when I'm healthy".
Querrey, seeded 17th for the US Open, moves from his spot into the draw into the place vacated by Cilic, thus putting him against France's Gilles Simon in the first round in the same quarter of the draw as German fourth seed Alexander Zverev. And the main draw will be joined by Lukas Lacko, previously he lost in the qualifying rounds.