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Andy Murray pulls out from Cologne event with pelvic problem

Andy Murray has suffered one other harm setback and has pulled out of this week’s ATP Tour occasion in Germany as a consequence of a lingering pelvic drawback, the previous world primary stated, elevating doubts over his participation for the rest of the 12 months.

The Briton returned from a second hip surgical procedure in January 2019 to win the Antwerp title seven months later – his first since 2017 – elevating hopes of a return to the highest echelons of males’s tennis.

But the 33-year-old once more suffered problems along with his hip following the Davis Cup in November and solely returned to the circuit after the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic break.

Murray performed the primary of back-to-back occasions in Cologne, the place he was knocked out within the first spherical by Fernando Verdasco final week.

He stated he was affected by tendonitis in his left psoas, the muscle which connects the decrease again to the highest of the leg.

“It’s been kind of on and off since the U.S. Open,” Murray stated in a video message on Facebook posted on Sunday. “I’ve been trying to deal with it in training, and in the matches, and unfortunately after my match here this week it’s flared up again.

“I’ve been practising the last few days and trying to manage it, but after playing some points today, I decided that it was not going to be good enough to play.”

The three-time Grand Slam champion additionally fell within the opening spherical of the French Open after struggling a second-round defeat within the U.S. Open.

Murray, whose rating has slipped to 116th on the earth, didn’t make clear if he would search a wildcard within the ATP Masters occasion in Paris in two weeks and the next occasion in Bulgaria.

“I will see you on the court soon,” Murray signed off, with out specifying how lengthy he might be out for.