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By Chris Oddo | Saturday August 26, 2017

Andy Murray has pulled out of the 2017 U.S. open due to a lingering hip injury, throwing the already depleted draw into further disarray.

The 2012 U.S. Open has been in New York for a week, practicing in the hopes that his health would improve, but on Saturday he made the announcement that he’d be skipping a major for the first time since the 2013 French Open.

“I did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here," Murray said. "Took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon, obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists, tried obviously resting, rehabbing to try and get myself ready here. I was actually practicing okay over the last few days but it’s too sore for me to win the tournament and obviously that’s what I was here to try and do so unfortunately I won’t be playing here.”

Marin Cilic will move into Murray’s spot in the draw, and face Tennys Sandgren in the first round.

It isn't clear if Murray will play again this season. He says he plans to sit down with his team and will make an announcement, probably next week.

“I’ve never had to take any time off because of my hip before,” he said. “We were hoping that by taking a few weeks off and resting and rehabbing and really reducing the load that I was putting through it that I’d be okay by the time that the U.S. Open came around but unfortunately that’s not been the case.”

He added: “I’ll definitely make a decision on that in the next few days,” he said. “That’s something that I’ll sit down and decide with my team… I’ll decide on that in the next couple of days for sure.”


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