Former world number one Andy Murray pulls out of US Open

by August 13th, 2019

Former world number one Andy Murray says he will not play singles at the US Open later this month.

On Monday Murray played his first singles match since career-saving hip surgery in January – a 6-4, 6-4 loss to France’s Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati.

However, he had been asked to make a decision on accepting a wildcard for the US Open prior to facing Gasquet.

The Briton says he intends to play doubles and mixed doubles at the grand slam in New York, which starts on August 26.

The three-time grand slam winner broke down in tears at January’s Australian open, fearing his career might be over. He believed surgery on his long-standing hip injury may end his chances of playing singles but has instead left him pain free and able to resume his career.