Injury-hit Murray pulls out from Aussie Open

Australian Open 2018 Andy Murray withdraws says he's not ready to compete'

British tennis star Andy Murray has officially declared he will not be playing in the Australian Open due to an ongoing hip injury he has been unable to recover from.

I'm sure Andy must have been doing off-court training exercises to help with his hip mobility, but he's clearly missing something from his programme for his hips to still be so tight and limited.

"Sadly I won't be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete", Murray said on Thursday.

Murray, 30, had failed to recover from a hip injury sustained a year ago and has not played since losing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals last July, while Nishikori has been on the sidelines since August due to a torn tendon in his right wrist.

Former top-ranked Murray was scheduled to participate in the Brisbane International on January 4th, which has been seen as an important warm-up before the Australian Open.

Meanwhile, reigning women's champion Serena Williams has also withdrawn from the Australian Open as she does not yet feel ready to compete at the top level again, organizers said on Friday. He said that the rehabilitation after surgery would mean Murray would spend even more time being inactive in the sport and that a full hip replacement would prevent him from performing at the same quality. "It was nice. I was planning on stopping here for a couple of days on the way over to Australia to get some practice in with the guys here", the Daily Expess quoted Murray, as saying.

Wintry weather expected late Sunday
Freezing rain is likely to fall on Hall County late Sunday night through mid-to-late morning Monday . The overnight low should be near 30 degrees. "I, for one, am really looking forward to it", he said.

Murray spent 41 weeks at No. 1 in the rankings until last August, but slipped to a year-end No. 16 because of his prolonged absence from the tour.

A right elbow injury has kept him off the tour since July.

Top-ranked Nadal, who lost last year's Australian final to Roger Federer and went on to win the French and U.S. Open titles, has been struggling with a right knee problem and withdrew from the Brisbane International this week, delaying his return until an exhibition tournament next Wednesday.

She has played just once in public since, losing to Jelena Ostapenko in Abu Dhabi last week.

"I'm in touch every day with her and with her management team".

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