Andy Murray suffers injury setback ahead of US Open, as British star is forced to withdraw from Cincinnati Masters with an abdominal strain
- Andy Murray has suffered a worrying injury prior to the US Open beginning
- The British star was forced to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters with injury
- This comes just weeks after Murray also withdrew from the National Bank Open
Andy Murray’s US Open campaign has been thrown into doubt after the British star suffered an injury on Tuesday.
Murray, 36, was forced to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters after his ongoing abdominal strain continued to cause issues throughout the competition.
This comes after Murray was required to withdraw from the Canadian Open – or National Bank Open – last Friday.
The US Open gets underway in less than two weeks time, on August 28th, but there are still hopes that the injury concerns will not keep Murray from competing.
Murray had been hoping to break into the seeded spots for the US Open, with Cincinnati being the last event that counts towards seedings at the tournament.
Andy Murray (pictured at the Canadian Open) has been forced to withdraw from the Cincinnati Open, prior to the US Open commencing on August 28th
The British star won two matches in Canada before withdrawing and entering the Cincinnati Open, as it fell apparent that he didn’t feel ready to compete.
After withdrawing from the Canadian Open last week, Murray said: ‘I had a very similar issue last year in the tournament in Stuttgart before Wimbledon which forced me to miss the Queen’s Club tournament and I was able to play Wimbledon.
‘It took me about 10 to 12 days before I was feeling good again.
‘This is not as bad as that but obviously the danger if you compete and play on it is you make it worse.
‘So, I’ll need to see how it develops over the coming days and hopefully feel better in a few days. I’m really sorry. Thank you.’
Murray had been in good form at the National Bank Open prior to retiring through injury, beating Lorenzo Sonego 7-6, 6-0 and Max Purcell 7-6, 3-6, 7-5.
Murray will be hoping that his injury concern does not prevent him competing in the US Open
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