Andy Murray pulls out of Brisbane International throwing Australian Open campaign into doubt
Andy Murray has pulled out of the Brisbane International resulting from a hip damage, event organisers have introduced.
The 30-year-old had been set to return to aggressive motion this week having been sidelined since Wimbledon resulting from hip issues.
But a press release on the event’s web site on Tuesday morning mentioned the British primary had pulled out “due to pain in his right hip”.
Murray, who began 2017 because the world primary, has slipped right down to 16th within the rankings throughout his lengthy absence.
He performed a one-set exhibition towards Roberto Bautista Agut in Abu Dhabi on Friday however regarded removed from 100 per cent as he misplaced 6-2.
Murray had been given a bye by means of the primary spherical in Brisbane and was set to face American Ryan Harrison within the final 16 on Thursday.
The Brisbane International assertion added: “The number two seed announced his decision on Tuesday afternoon, but will stay in Brisbane as he works towards returning to the tennis circuit.”
Murray’s Australian Open plans now grasp within the stability (Getty)
Murray limped by means of his Wimbledon campaign having first felt the hip drawback in the course of the French Open in June and his title defence ended with a quarter-final loss to Sam Querrey.
He made an aborted try to return on the US Open, pulling out two days earlier than the beginning of the event, and his solely public on-court appearances have been exhibitions towards Roger Federer in November after which Bautista Agut.
Murray improved in the course of the set towards the Spaniard however a limp was nonetheless very a lot in proof and he appeared hampered when pulled out on his forehand aspect.
The Australian Open, the yr’s first grand slam, begins on January 15.