March 2018
3:16 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Sports News
Injured Murray out of Australian Open
(Sydney, Jan 04, 2018):Former world number one Andy Murray withdrew from the Australian Open today after failing to recover from a hip injury, joining injured Japanese star Kei Nishikori on the sidelines.

The 30-year-old suffered the injury last year and has not played on the ATP tour since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

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

"I'll be flying home shortly to assess all the options but I appreciate all the messages of support and I hope to be back playing soon."

Australian Open's tournament director Craig Tiley said he respected what was a "very hard decision for Andy".

"We are fully aware that Andy has been going through a difficult period with his hip and that he's done everything possible to prepare for the Australian summer," Tiley added.

Murray's withdrawal comes amid a string of injury concerns that have plagued some of the world's top players and cast doubt on their participation first Grand Slam of the year, which is due to begin in Melbourne on January 15.

Asian number one Nishikori, who has not played competitively since last August after suffering a torn tendon in his right wrist during a practice session at Cincinnati, also pulled out of the Slam earlier Thursday.

Former world number one and six times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has not played since a right elbow issue forced him to quit Wimbledon in the quarter-finals in July and has already cancelled scheduled appearances at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi and the Qatar Open in Doha.

He said he intended to test the injury next week at two exhibition events in Melbourne next week, the Kooyong Classic and Tie Break Tens.

Chennaiyin beat Bengaluru to claim 2nd ISL crown
World No. 1 Simona Halep crashes out of Indian Wells
PV Sindhu overcomes Nozomi Okuhara challenge to reach All England Badminton Championship semifinals
After angry outburst, Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to play India in final
Champions League: Barcelona beats Chelsea 3-0, Messi reaches 100 league goals
All England Open: HS Prannoy upsets eighth seed Chou Tien on comeback; Chirag-Satwik win
Roger Federer breezes into quarter-finals at Indian Wells
Chennaiyin FC beat FC Goa 3-0 to face Bengaluru FC in ISL final
Sreejesh makes comeback, Sardar dropped from CWG bound squad
Mitchell Johnson suffers nasty head injury during gym training
Nidahas T20I tri-series: Manish Pandey-Dinesh Karthik impressive in convincing chase against Sri Lanka
PM to inaugurate Mary Kom’s academy on March 16
Ben Stokes set to miss Lord’s Test with India on account of trial date
Keen tussle on cards as Chennaiyin FC meet FC Goa
Sunil Chhetri's hat-trick against FC Pune City takes Bengaluru FC to ISL final
Akhil Sheoran wins gold in 50m Rifle 3-Position at ISSF Shooting World Cup; takes India’s tally to nine medals
Dinesh Chandimal gets two-match suspension for over-rate offence
India to play limited-overs cricket before Tests on overseas tour
FIR against cricketer Mohammed Shami for domestic violence
FC Barcelona confirms Denis Suarez’s injury
BJP leaders meet Mani at home
 (Kottayam, Mar 17, 2018, DG): BJP leaders visited Kerala Congress veteran KM Mani's house on  
Lorries crash into each other at Kuravilangad, 2 killed
Nisha's controversial book: Jose.K.Mani responds to media
Three stars may be opened, Sudheeran warns govt
Mauritius: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns over credit card scandal
 (Port Louis, Mar 17, 2018):Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has resigned after allegat
Trump fires former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe
Six dead in Florida university footbridge collapse
Trump's daughter-in-law files for divorce from her husband
Sonia targets Modi, accuses him of making hollow promises
 (New Delhi, Mar 17, 2018): Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi today launched an all-out a
Rape attempt on university student
Congress urges EC to revert to paper ballots
Gorakhpur DM among 37 IAS officers shuffled in UP
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.