21
Tuesday
November 2017
3:40 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Sports News
Injured Murray says likely to miss rest of season
 
London, Sep 6 (AFP) Britain's Andy Murray said on Wednesday he is unlikely to play again this season due to a nagging hip injury that forced him to pull out of the US Open.

Murray, recently nudged off the top of the world rankings by Spain's Rafael Nadal, has been struggling with the injury since a five-set French Open semi-final loss to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in June.

The 30-year-old Scot played at Wimbledon in July but lost in the quarter-finals to American Sam Querrey.

"Unfortunately, I won't be able to compete in the upcoming events in Beijing and Shanghai, and most likely, the final two events to finish the season in Vienna and Paris due to my hip injury which has been bothering me the last few months," the three-time Grand Slam champion said on his Facebook page.

"Having consulted with a number of leading hip specialists over the last week, along with my own team, we have decided that this is the best decision for my long-term future," the world number two said.

"Although this has been a frustrating year on court for many reasons, I'm confident after this extended period of rest and rehabilitation that I will be able to reach my best level again and be competing for Grand Slam titles next season.

"I will be beginning my 2018 season in Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open."

Murray, who has won Wimbledon twice as well as the US Open, said he was looking forward to playing in Glasgow later in the year in a charity exhibition match against Roger Federer.

The Scot, who also has two Olympic titles under his belt, did not mention the ATP Finals in London in November but is currently ninth in the race to reach the eight-man tournament and missing events will further reduce his chances.

"I have a fantastic team working alongside me to help me through this process and appreciate the support from them and all of my fans over this difficult period," Murray wrote.

The men's game is currently beset by a glut of injuries to big-name players, with Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic all missing from the ongoing US Open in New York.

Murray replaced Djokovic as world number one in November 2016 and held the top spot for 41 weeks before being replaced by Nadal last month.


SL coach sees huge positives from drawn opening Test
My aim is to qualify for main draw of Grand Slams: Yuki
First India-Sri Lanka Test ends in a draw
Eduardo Martin Garcia, Sunil Chhetri on target as Bengaluru FC beat Mumbai City 2-0
Dhawan, Rahul frustrate Sri Lanka with fighting fifties
Poor finishing forces NorthEast United, Jamshedpur to share points
Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews push Sri Lanka towards first innings lead
Sri Lanka reach 165/4 at stumps on day 3
ATK, Kerala Blasters play out goal-less draw in ISL opener
Pujara fights on as India wobble to 74/5 on rain-hit 2nd day
Cristiano Ronaldo's wishlist: 7 children and 7 Ballon d'Or awards
India 74/5 at early lunch on Day 2
Seamer Lakmal leaves India at 17/2 after SL bowl
Peru defeats New Zealand, wins last place in World Cup
Sri Lanka eyes ex-Bangladesh coach
I too need rest, I am not a robot: Kohli
Saudi Arabia approves Yoga as a sports activity
India held to 2-2 draw by Myanmar in AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
Aditi is first Indian to qualify for LPGA Tour Championships
Croatia qualify for World Cup with Greece draw
KERALA NEWS
Dileep can visit Dubai
 (Kochi, Nov 21, 2017, DG): The Kerala High Court on Tuesday relaxed the bail conditions of ac  
Navy aircraft crashes during take off at Kochi
Police against relaxing bail conditions of Dileep
Munnar harthal turns violent
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism
 (Washington, Nov 21, 2017): US President Donald Trump today declared North Korea a state spon
Pak Interior Minister wants more time to end Islamabad's siege
Pak, China discuss new US policy in Af, South Asia
Lanka PM appears before bond probe panel
NATIONAL NEWS
Two held with Rs 1.20 lakh in fake currency notes
 (Jhansi (UP), Nov 21, 2017): Two persons were arrested with counterfeit currency notes with a
Death toll in Ludhiana fire incident climbs to 10
Kamal opens up on 'Padmavathi' controversy
HC asks Centre, WB Govt if Mukul Roy was being monitored
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.