Andy Murray has been forced to withdraw from the Cincinnati Open due to an abdominal strain, just under two weeks before the start of the US Open.
The British tennis star’s decision comes after he competed in the Tokyo Olympics and played in the Washington Open, where he reached the quarterfinals. However, his abdominal injury has prompted him to prioritize his recovery and skip the Cincinnati event, as he aims to be in optimal condition for the upcoming US Open, which is set to begin on August 30.
Andy Murray’s struggles with injury continue as he has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Open due to an abdominal strain. This comes just a week after he pulled out of the Canadian Open with the same injury, forcing him to miss his third-round match against Jannik Sinner. With the US Open on the horizon and less than two weeks away, Murray’s participation in the upcoming Grand Slam tournament remains uncertain. Tennis fans will be eagerly awaiting updates on his condition as the US Open approaches. The tournament is set to take place from Monday, August 28.
Andy Murray’s unfortunate streak of injuries continues as he announced his withdrawal from the Cincinnati Open on Monday night. The reason behind his withdrawal is an abdominal strain, raising concerns just a couple of weeks before the US Open commences. Andy Murray, a former World No. 1 and a two-time former champion in Cincinnati, has been grappling with health setbacks. Recently, he also had to pull out of the Canadian Open due to the same abdominal issue, which resulted in his inability to compete against Jannik Sinner in the third round. With Murray’s history at Flushing Meadows, where he clinched his three Grand Slam titles, tennis enthusiasts and his fans are anxiously waiting for updates on his condition, hoping to see him participate in the upcoming US Open.
Murray provided insight into his situation, drawing a parallel with a similar experience he had last year. He explained, “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. I was able to play Wimbledon after about 10 to 12 days when I started feeling better.”
He emphasized that his current condition is not as severe as last year’s, but he recognized the risk of exacerbating the injury if he were to continue competing. Murray acknowledged the potential danger of playing through the strain and indicated that he would monitor its progress over the upcoming days, hoping for improvement. Expressing regret for his withdrawal, he concluded, “I’m really sorry. Thank you.”