World number two, Andy Murray has withdrawn from the US Open following his failure to recover from a hip injury he sustained at the Wimbledon.
The 30-year-old Brit, who won the US Open in 2012, was due to face world number 104 Tennys Sandgren in the first round at Flushing Meadows.
Announcing his withdrawal, Murray said: “I did pretty much everything I could to get myself ready here,”
“I took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon, spoke to a lot of hip specialists, tried resting, rehabbing to get myself ready here and was practising OK 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, so, unfortunately, I won’t be playing this year.”
The last time Murray pulled out of a Grand Slam was at the 2013 Frenc Open and also did not play at the Tennis Masters tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati this month as he underwent rehabilitation.
“I certainly wouldn’t have been hurting myself more by trying to play. It was more a question of whether it would settle down in time. I kind of ran out of time.” he added.
Andy Murray joins defending champion Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic on the US Open injury list.