Andy Murray 'most likely' to miss the rest of the tennis season due to hip injury

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The world number two has a nagging hip injury that forced him to pull out of the US Open.

Andy Murray has announced he will "most likely" miss the rest of the tennis season because of his hip injury.

The Scot has taken the decision following medical advice after battling to recover from the persistent injury since the summer.

He was forced to miss the US Open, currently taking place in New York, and was visibly struggling when he was eliminated from Wimbledon in July.

andy-murray--and-039;most-likely-and-039;-to-miss-the-rest-of-the-tennis-season-due-to-hip-injury photo 1 Image: Murray appeared to be in some pain during his Wimbledon defeat to Sam Querrey

Murray has confirmed he will definitely miss upcoming tournaments in the far east and probably the season's last two events in Vienna and Paris.

Writing on Facebook, he said: "Just wanted to update you all on my injury and the rest of my season.

"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."

The world number two admits it has been a "frustrating year on court," but says he is confident "I will be able to reach my best level again and be competing for Grand Slam titles next season".

Murray started the year as world number one, but he has won only one title and failed to progress further than the last eight at any of the Grand Slams.

Entering Wimbledon as defending champion in July, he rarely found his best form and was clearly struggling in his quarter-final defeat to American Sam Querrey.

andy-murray--and-039;most-likely-and-039;-to-miss-the-rest-of-the-tennis-season-due-to-hip-injury photo 2 Image: Murray won Wimbledon for the second time in 2016

The three-time Grand Slam winner spent the following six weeks trying to regain fitness in time for the US Open.

But after testing out his hip during a week of training at Flushing Meadows, he conceded defeat and withdrew from the competition after the draw had been made.

Murray, who is Britain's most successful tennis player in the open era, says he will begin his 2018 season in Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open in January.

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