Injured Andy Murray withdraws from Brisbane International

The former No. 1-ranked Murray had been scheduled to play his first match on Thursday but notified organizers he was pulling out after failing to practice.

Published: 02nd January 2018 01:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd January 2018 01:54 PM   |  A+A-

Great Britain's Andy Murray practices during the first day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. | AP

By Associated Press

BRISBANE: Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Brisbane International because of an ongoing problem with his right hip.

The former No. 1-ranked Murray had been scheduled to play his first match on Thursday but notified organizers he was pulling out after failing to practice on Tuesday.

Murray was seeded No. 2 in Brisbane, where he'd been expecting to play his first competitive match since July. He joined top-ranked Rafael Nadal, who pulled out last week in a bid to continue his recovery from injury, as notable withdrawals from the season-opening event in Brisbane.

Murray had planned to use the Brisbane event as his main warmup for the Australian Open starting Jan. 15 in Melbourne. Murray has been a five-time finalist at the Australian Open.

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