Murray Pulls Out Of Australian Open Due To Troublesome Hip Problem

Former world number one Andy Murray has pulled out of this month’s Australian Open to completely focus on returning back to full fitness.

Murray, 30, has been battling with a troublesome hip injury and has not played a competitive match since last year’s Wimbledon Open.

The injury forced him to withdraw from the warm-up tournament for the Australian Open in Brisbane earlier this week before the latest news of his withdrawal from the Australian Open.

Announcing his decision via a short statement, Murray said: “Sadly I won’t be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete.”

“I’ll be flying home shortly to assess all the options but I appreciate all the messages of support and I hope to be back playing soon.” he further stated.

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley added: “We are fully aware that Andy has been going through a difficult period with his hip and that he’s done everything possible to prepare for the Australian summer.”