Two days before the start of the tournament in New York, the Scottish athlete, ranked No. 2 in the world, announced he would be pulling out of the Grand Slam.
“It’s too sore for me to win the tournament and ultimately that’s what I was here to try and do,” Murray told The New York Times, referring to his hip, which has been bothering him since the start of the season.
Murray, who won the U.S. Open in 2012, hasn’t played since limping out of Wimbledon earlier this summer.
The athlete has spent the past few days practicing in New York to regain his fitness. Instead, Murray, 30, will be forced to sit out the tournament — along with former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and New Balance athlete Milos Raonic.
It is unclear whether Murray will return to the court for the rest of the season.
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