British tennis star Andy Murray would remain sidelined for the rest of the season due to hip injury, reports claim.
The British number two was expected to feature in the ongoing US Open but he pulled out days to the event.
Since the 30-year old’s exit from Wimbledon in July, he is yet to play tennis. He has reportedly withdrawn from planned ATP Tour events in Beijing and Shanghai as well as the injury continues to trouble him. He is not expected to partake in events in Vienna and Paris as well.
The Scot says he would skip the rest of the season to sort out his injury concerns as it is the best move for his “long term future.” The player says he would return on the first day of the next year for the Brisbane International, ahead of the Australian Open. Continue reading
With the injuries to British tennis star Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund and Jo Konta might rise to the occasion for the country.
For the first time since the 2013 edition of Roland Garros, there was no single British rep in the fourth round of the ongoing US Open.
Last year, Edmund and Konta reached the fourth round of the US Open, with Murray reaching the last eight. Dan Evans battled against the tournament eventual champ Stan Wawrinka but he lost in the third round. With the slump at Murray’s end, there is no tennis star from Great Britain that can fill in the gap at the highest levels. And it is very disappointing!
Evans has since been caught in the web of cocaine use that can end his pro career while Edmund neck injury is another concern. Murray has decided to take a break for the rest of the year, even cancelling plans for the defence of the titles he won last year. Continue reading
World No. 1 Andy Murray has crashed out of the Barcelona Open.
The British star lost to Dominic Thiem at the semi-final stage of the tournament. Murray broke three times in the first set before eventually losing it in just over thirty minutes.
World No. 9 Thiemhas set up a final against Rafael Nadal after he dispatched Murray in an epic battle that lasted two hours 13 minutes. He had lost the last two meetings against the Briton on hard courts but he got his pound of flesh in the three-set meeting.
Murray started the game slowly. In fact, his last three-set victory in the quarter final against Albert Ramos-Vinolastook three hours. He was sluggish as the battle with Thiem started. The Austrian cruised to victory in the first set 6-2.
In the second set, the Scot regained his form, winning 6-3 in 48 minutes. Thiem recovered in the last set, winning 6-4 and breezing to the final. Murray complained of the wind and the schedule but added that he would be better for it. Continue reading
Britain’s Davis cup captain, Leon smith has warned current world tennis sensation, Andy Murray of the need to continue getting better if he is to tight grip and maintain his new heights on the ladder of world tennis.
Murray displaced Novak Djokovic off the ATP world ranking chart after beating him at this year’s World Tour final in London. Prior to that, the Serb had reigned as ATP’s crown prince for 122 consecutive weeks.
The best of the best in world tennis converge at the Qatar open come January 2 next year and Smith feels Andy Murray “…will absolutely work his socks off and try to get better again.” Continue reading
In a series of wins, British sportsman Andy Murray has defeated former world number one Novak Djokovic to end the season as the new holder of the top spot.
It was a bad outing for the former champion Novak Djokovic as time ran out with him being unable to defeat the aggressive new champion. Against all predictions and pre-match forecasts, the 29-year old Scot managed to emerge victorious after a grueling face off with the talented defending champion.
This is perhaps his most remarkable win over Djokovic ever since winning the first of his three grand slam titles in New York four years back. By snatching this top rank from Djokovic, Murray has confirmed to all tennis fanatics that not only is he the best player in the world statistically, he is also deserving of the number one ranking in every way. The new champion is very likely to remain in the spot into the summer of the upcoming 2017 season. Continue reading
What are you supposed to do if you have to play an Olympic final in a couple of hours? Well one of the things that you are definitely not supposed do is to have a heavy meal. But, if you are Andre Agassi, you can have that and you can still go on to grab the gold.
The weather had been poor all through the last week of the 1996 Olympic competition and the day the final had to be held, it got from bad to worse. There were dark clouds all over and anyone could tell that the match would be delayed by at least 5 to 6 hours if not many and Agassi thought the same too and that’s why, he filled his stomach with a delicious chicken item. Continue reading