Britain’s Andy Murray has pulled out of subsequent month’s Australian Originate attributable to a pelvic injure.
The three-time Big Slam champion, 32, turned into aiming to play in his first Big Slam singles match since Melbourne 12 months ago, when he launched that his career can also merely be over attributable to injure.
He’ll additionally no longer play for Grand Britain in subsequent month’s inaugural ATP Cup.
“Sadly I’ve had a setback and as a precaution deserve to work by that sooner than competing,” the Scot stated.
“I’ve labored so laborious to assemble myself into a squawk the build I will play on the cease stage and I’m gutted I’m no longer going to be in a build of abode to play.”
Murray has no longer been in motion since Britain’s opening tie on the Davis Cup finals final month attributable to the pelvic squawk.
The dilapidated world #1, who underwent hip surgical blueprint 11 months ago, did no longer commute to Miami for hisscheduled December coaching block.
Murray has been on court over the final week, however the injure has no longer cleared up as hasty as the sphere number 125 had hoped.
Murray and his group – consisting of coach Jamie Delgado, fitness coach Matt Runt and physio Shane Annun – made up our minds he ought to easy no longer rush lend a hand for the open of the 2020 season subsequent month.
That has dominated out a excellent return to the Australian Originate in Melbourne the build, petite below a year ago, Murray broke down in tears at some stage in an emotional pre-tournament facts convention and admitted he belief an ongoing hip injure would power him to prevent.
On the replacement hand, he had a “existence-changing” operation to resurface his hip later that month – wherein a steel cap is build over the femur head – allowing him to return to the doubles court final summer.
Murray made a aggressive comeback in the singles in August, going on to consume the Antwerp Originate title two months later in precisely his seventh tournament lend a hand.
Since that victory over fellow three-time Big Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, he has fully played one extra singles match – a laboured three-situation victory over petite-identified Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor on the Davis Cup finals.
“After the Australian Originate earlier this year, after I wasn’t certain whether I’d be in a build of abode to play again, I turned into hooked in to coming lend a hand to Australia and giving my handiest, and that makes this even extra disappointing for me,” Murray stated.
Murray will no longer play a match unless February on the earliest, alongside with his first tournament now scheduled to be the Originate Sud de France in Montpellier.
Reasonably than going to Australia he’ll remain at home and proceed hitting on court to construct up his fitness.
The Australian Originate runs from 20 January to some February in Melbourne, whereas the ATP Cup begins on 3 January and takes build in three cities across Australia.
Sydney, Brisbane and Perth will host fits, with groups from 24 international locations competing.
Russell Fuller, BBC tennis correspondent
Murray played correct one match at November’s Davis Cup finals attributable to the injure, and even even though he’s now lend a hand on court, he has made up our minds he isn’t any longer in the correct form to commute to Australia.
As a result, he gained’t be joining the relaxation of the British group in Sydney for the inaugural ATP Cup, which begins on Friday.
Demanding it would also merely be, given Murray gained the European Originate in Antwerp in October, but alongside with his hip bearing up so properly after surgical blueprint, pragmatism and patience are of the essence.