Andy Murray diu adeu a la temporada (Reuters)
Andy Murray, el tenista número 2 del món i, fins fa poc el número 1, diu adeu a la temporada per la seva lesió al maluc. En una carta publicada a les xarxes socials, l'escocès ha confirmat que "no participarà" ni a l'Open de la Xina ni al Màsters de Xangai i "el més probable" és que no pugui disputar cap altre torneig aquest any. De fet, acaba parlant obertament de tornar a la competició el 2018.
El principal motiu de la decisió, tal com li han recomanat diversos experts, és evitar complicacions en un futur "a llarg termini" que posin en un compromís la seva carrera.
Hi everyone... Just wanted to update you all on my injury and the rest of my season. 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. 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. 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 and I'm look forward playing in Glasgow later this year against Roger for UNICEF UK and Sunny-sid3up. 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. 🚴🏃🏋️💪🎾😊👍