Britain’s world number two, Andy Murray, will “most likely” miss the rest of the season due to a hip injury that kept him out of the U.S. Open, he announced on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old has had a bad season, winning only one title and losing his place at the top of the world rankings, after sustaining the injury in June.
“I won’t be able to compete in next month’s events in Beijing and Shanghai,
“and most likely, the final two events of the season in Vienna and Paris due to my hip injury which has been bothering me the last few months,” he wrote on Facebook.
“Having consulted with a number of leading hip specialists over the last week, along with my own team, we have decided that this is the best decision for my long-term future.”
Murray, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, who were the top three ranked men’s players until May, last played at Wimbledon in July.
The trio are all out for the rest of the season with long-term injuries.
They announced their absence for the rest of the season, last month, while Murray withdrew from the U.S. Open shortly after the main draw was announced.
Murray added that he would begin his 2018 season in Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open.
He would also feature later this year in Glasgow against Roger Federer for a charity event.