Recent News that has come into light shows Andy Murray has withdrawn himself from the ATP Cup this season due to an injury setback.
Great Britain will be competing in Group C against Belgium, Bulgaria, and Moldova in Sydney. Since Andy Murray is out, he will not be leading the Brits this time in the cup. He has been struggling with a groin injury since he last played the final of the Davis Cup in Madrid.
This news did not come as a surprise as he had also canceled his trip to Miami and instead he chose to stay and spend time with his family. Andy Murray had a preseason training regime planned in Miami which he had to cancel due to the groin injury. This has affected a lot of his pre-season training which has also made Andy not take part in the ATP Cup.
It is now reported that Andy Murray will also miss the Australian Open which is set to take place after the ATP tour.
“Unfortunately I’ve had a setback and as a precaution need to work through that before competing,” Murray said as per BBC Sport.
“I’ve worked so hard to get myself into a situation where I can play at the top level and I’m gutted I’m not going to be able to play.”
Murray last took part in the Davis Cup group stage match against the Netherlands in which he went up against Tallon Griekspoor and defeated him along with the score of 6-7, 6-4, 7-6. He then sustained a groin injury due to which he bowed out of the competition and Kyle Edmund took his place in the team. “I had a scan straight after the match with Griekspoor because my groin area was sore,” he said. Great Britain, later on, went to lose in the Semi-Finals against Spain.
The ATP Cup is set to take place from 3rd Jan to 12th January. The venues decided were Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth. Roger Federer had already stated that he will be missing the inaugural ATP Cup. Along with the Swiss, Matteo Berrettini has always withdrawn from the Cup ties. The French star Lucas Pouille had also taken his name out of the competition.
After the competition, the new year’s first grand slam will set the world alight, but Murray won’t be a part of it.