Hip Injury Forces Andy Murray To Pull Out Of US Open

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Five top 11 men's players are among those who have said they will miss the year's final grand slam, which starts on Monday in NY: former world number one Djokovic (elbow), Andy Murray (hip), 2016 champion Wawrinka (knee), Canada's Milos Raonic (wrist) and Japan's Kei Nishikori (wrist).

"I was actually practicing O.K. the last few days, but it's too sore for me to win the tournament, and ultimately that's what I was here to try and do".

Murray, who will miss a slam for the first time since the French Open in 2013, added: "If I get myself fit and healthy, there is no reason why I can't (come back at the same level)".

With Murray absent in NY, the spotlight falls once again on Johanna Konta, one of four British players in action on the opening day.

Murray battled a hip injury during Wimbledon as he was beaten in five sets in the quarterfinals by American Sam Querrey. That's something that I'll sit down and decide with my team.

But, if he does decide to go under the knife, Smith believes Murray can take confidence from the form shown by Roger Federer after his own knee surgery and lengthy break.

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori have all ended their campaigns early due to injury issues, while Milos Raonic is another high-profile name to have pulled out.

"You know, I obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists". It was more a question of whether it would settle down.

"Unfortunately, I won't be playing here this year". I'm sure he'll take on board all the pieces of advice he's had and make a decision that's best for him.

Kathleen Stroia, the WTA's Senior Vice President of Sport Sciences & Medicine and Transitions, said the schedule's setup helps players limit changes in court surfaces but they must still plan accordingly for the transitions.

Many players spend their only month "off" over Christmas in grueling training for next year.

For ranking implications, he did have a chance of getting back to No. 1 although it would have been dependent on him doing very well and both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer doing poorly.

Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, who lost in qualifying, gets into the 128-man field as a "lucky loser", replacing Murray.

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