British top Andy Murray faces fitness battle prior to the US Open – Tennis News

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 3:44:21 by

British top ranked star Andy Murray faces fitness battle prior to the US Open – Tennis News

Olympic champion, Andy Murray of Great Britain, is in doubt for the US Open, last of the four Grand Slam events taking place in Corona Park in Queens, New York City. The Scot suffered a knee injury at the Rogers Cup and not only withdrew from Toronto Masters
1000 event but also from Cincinnati Masters.

The British number one enjoyed his career best moment after capturing the gold medal at London Olympics 2012 which were held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. He entered Olympics after making a final showdown at the Wimbledon Championships
and displayed top notch performance to grab the medal (eased past top seeded Roger Federer with a breadstick in the title-round).

The following week, Murray entered the Rexall Centre where he was the second seed. He slaughtered the Italian qualifier, Flavio Cipolla with a breadstick in one hour and 22 minutes through exquisite groundstrokes from his arsenal of skills. However, after
sealing the deal, the Brit was forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup due to the knee injury.

Murray had set up a clash against the home favourite, Milos Raonic, before retiring from this Emirates Airline US Open Series event.

“It’s unfortunate. I think it would have been a fun match,” the Scot reflected.

Ranked fourth in the South African Airways ATP World Tour Rankings, Murray had treatment by physios after the match and the following day. He commented afterwards:

“It was a bit sore yesterday [Wednesday], then I had some treatment after the match. I don’t want to go full out and possibly do any more damage. That was why I decided not to play.”

The 25-year-old has pulled out from the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati due to the same injury and is uncertain of playing at Flushing Meadows. He stated:

“Over the next few days we’ll come up with a plan and strategy to either get myself ready for Cincinnati, or if not, then plan for the best way to prepare for the US Open. But today I won’t think about any strategies or whatever. It’ll just be about what’s
the next move and where do we go from here.”

The King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, also withdrew from the Rogers Cup due to knee injury. He is also uncertain for the upcoming hard court event at Flushing Meadows.

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