Andy Murray gives update on latest injury setback as he vows to return to court ‘soon’

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Andy Murray has explained why he has been forced to withdraw from the bett1HULKS Championships in Cologne, saying he initially hoped to “manage” his injury but it later became obvious that “it was not going to be good enough to play”.

After his French Open disappointment, Murray made another first-round exit in the first match in Cologne last week after he went down in straight sets against Fernando Verdasco.

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He signed up for the second tournament in the German city this week, but won’t feature after being forced to withdraw due to a pelvic injury.

“I have had to withdraw from the event in Cologne this week. I have been dealing with tendinitis in my left psoas, which has kind of been on and off since the US Open,” he said on social media.

“I’ve been trying to deal with it in training and the matches. Unfortunately after my match here this week it’s flared up again.

“I’ve been practising the last few days and trying to manage it but, after playing some points today, I decided that it was not going to be good enough to play.

“I’d like to thank the tournament for giving me the opportunity to come and play here, I’m sorry it hasn’t worked out. Hopefully I will see you here next year and see you on the court soon.”

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