Andy Murray had decided not to undergo surgery on his hip, and is currently undergoing rehabilitation process to recover. Andy Murray pulled out of the US open 2 days before it kicked off. This ignited questions as to why he waited until the draw was out. Murray said in a statement earlier this month: “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.” Judy Murray, Andy’s mother, said in an interview with BBC, that he is set to return in November to play in an exhibition event with Federer.
“He’s going to be fine by then,” she told BBC Scotland. “He’s carrying on his rehabilitation at the moment doing everything he can to get back into shape,” added his mother.
“He hasn’t put a timescale on it and I think that’s the sensible thing to do because you never know how your body is going to respond, so it’s always safer not to put a timescale on it.” His mother also added, that Andy’s relentless career over the past two years has taken a toll on his mind and body, and that he deserved an extended break.
“I will be beginning my 2018 season in Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open and I’m looking forward to playing in Glasgow later this year against Roger [Federer] 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”, said Andy Murray.
The former world number one has lost the top spot and has dropped to number three in the ATP rankings. Regaining his form and rankings as he returns to competitive tennis next year will be a big ask, given that Andy is not getting any younger.