Former world primary Andy Murray has joined Japanese star, Kei Nishikori to withdraw from the Australian Open, each gamers knocked out by accidents.
Murray introduced his withdrawal on Thursday after failing to get well from a hip harm.
The 30-year-old suffered the harm final yr and has not performed on the ATP tour since dropping within the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
“Sadly I won’t be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete,” Murray stated in a press release.
“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.”
Australian Open’s event director Craig Tiley stated he revered what was a “very hard decision for Andy”.
“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,” Tiley added.
Murray’s withdrawal comes amid a string of harm issues which have plagued a number of the world’s prime gamers and solid doubt on their participation first Grand Slam of the yr, which is because of start in Melbourne on January 15.
Asian primary Nishikori, who has not performed competitively since final August after struggling a torn tendon in his proper wrist throughout a follow session at Cincinnati, additionally pulled out of the Slam earlier Thursday.
Former world primary and 6 instances Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has not performed since a proper elbow subject pressured him to give up Wimbledon within the quarter-finals in July and has already cancelled scheduled appearances at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi and the Qatar Open in Doha.
He stated he meant to check the harm subsequent week at two exhibition occasions in Melbourne subsequent week, the Kooyong Classic and Tie Break Tens.