World primary Andy Murray will miss subsequent week’s ATP Masters Collection occasion in Cincinnati with a nagging hip damage that additionally pressured him out of this week’s Montreal occasion.
The transfer brings into query Murray’s standing for the US Open, which begins August 28 in New York, and even when he is ready to play, it stays to be seen how properly he can carry out after lacking the 2 main hardcourt heat-up occasions for the Flushing Meadows fortnight.
“Sadly I will not be enjoying in Cincinnati as I proceed my restoration,” Murray stated Wednesday. “I all the time take pleasure in enjoying there and I sit up for returning subsequent yr.
“I am persevering with to work arduous on the courtroom with the purpose of being in New York.”
The 30-yr-previous Scotsman, who has topped the rankings since final November, could possibly be overtaken this week by French Open champion Rafael Nadal if the Spaniard reaches this week’s Montreal semi-finals.
Nadal would be the primary seed subsequent week in Cincinnati regardless of how he fares in Canada this week. Will probably be the primary time since 2010 that Nadal, who gained at Cincinnati in 2010, has been prime seed there.
Wimbledon and Australian Open winner Roger Federer would be the second seed. He has gained seven Cincinnati titles, together with crowns in every of his previous two appearances there in 2014 and 2015.
This marks the primary yr since 2009 that Nadal and Federer are the 2 prime seeds in Cincinnati.
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