Announcing his withdrawal yesterday from the Roger’s Cup tournament currently taking place in Montreal, Canada, tennis insiders are now wondering whether the Olympic champion will be fit enough to play at the US Open in just a couple of weeks’ time.
Due to face tennis prodigy Milos Raonic for a place in the quarter finals of the Masters 1000 event last night, Murray was forced to withdraw from the competition after struggling with a knee injury developed during his second-round match against Flavio Cipolla on Wednesday. Following extensive physiotherapy over the past two days, the gold medal winner had to “make a decision as to what I was going to do…I don’t want to go full out and possibly do any more damage.”
Taking to the ATP’s website to apologise to tennis fans at the prestigious Canadian tournament the 25 year-old also gave his best wishes to the talented Raonic – “I hope he has a good tournament. It will be great for him to go deep in this tournament here for the first time.”
With less than three weeks to go until the final slam of the year commences in New York the battle is on for the British number 1 to recover and recuperate in time to compete and see his dreams of finally winning a Grand Slam title become a reality. SteveG will be following Murray’s recovery closely and we’d like to join Miles Raonic in wishing that “he gets healthy quick, because he’s been playing really well lately.”