Sir Andy Murray has dealt British tennis a blow after announcing on Wednesday that he’ll “most likely” miss the remainder of the 2017 season due to lingering issues with a hip injury.
The Scot was forced to depart this year’s U.S. Open just 48 hours before the competition was set to kick off in August, and he released a statement declaring he hopes to come back stronger following a period of rest:
“This is the best decision for my long-term future. 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 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.”
It appears Murray will not feature in the ATP World Tour Finals in November, and his decision also means he won’t defend his titles at the China Open and Shanghai Masters.
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