Andy Murray will miss the rest of the year due to hip injury that has blighted his season

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Murray KO

British No1 crashed out of Wimbledon in pain and withdrew from the US Open

ANDY MURRAY is out for the rest of the 2017 tennis season in a bid to heal his problem hip.

That means Murray will miss the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 as well as upcoming tournaments in Beijing, Shanghai, Vienna and Paris.

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The hip injury has plauged Andy Murray this year and hampered Wimbledon title defence

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The hip injury has plauged Andy Murray this year and hampered Wimbledon title defence

But the former world No 1 insists he is confident that a Roger Federer-style extended break will allow him to get back to the top of the game – without the need for surgery.

Murray announced on Facebook: “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to compete in the upcoming events in Beijing and Shanghai, and most likely, the final two events to finish the season in Vienna and Paris due to my hip injury which has been bothering me the last few months.

“Having consulted with a number of leading hip specialists over the last week, along with my own team, we have decided that this is the best decision for my long-term future.

“Although this has been a frustrating year on court for many reasons, 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.”

But Murray will go ahead with his Andy Murray Live event in Glasgow in November when Federer will take part with him in an exhibition event to raise money for UNICEF UK and local charity Sunny-sid3up.


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Andy Murray loses to Sam Querry at Wimbledon

Murray announced last month he would not take part in the US Open

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Murray announced last month he would not take part in the US Open

Andy Murray and wife Kim are expceting their second child later this year

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Andy Murray and wife Kim are expceting their second child later this year
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Murray and wife Kim are also expecting their second child later this year.

He has declined to reveal the nature of the hip problem which has been affecting him, revealing only that it is a long-term complaint he has dealt with for some time.

The fact Murray is not having an operation is, on the face of it, positive, because the recovery period would have been long and that is time he may not feel he has at the age of 30.

He will hope that, like Federer, he can return after a break of almost six months and regain the form and fitness he needs to compete for tennis’ top titles.

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic both knocked out of Wimbledon 2017 on day 9

 

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