Injured Andy Murray opts out of Cincinnati, Focusing on US Open return
Aug 11 2017 by Marjorie Miles
"Unfortunately, I won't be playing in Cincinnati as I continue my recovery", Murray said.
"I'm continuing to work hard on the court with the aim of being in NY", he said, per BBC Sports.
Murray is struggling for fitness ahead of the US Open, which starts August 28 in NY and, even if he is able to play, it remains to be seen how well he can perform after missing the two major hardcourt warm-up events for the Flushing Meadows fortnight.
Murray's insistence that he could still play in NY is a good sign after initial fears his injury could rule him out for the rest of the season.
Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic, now world No. 4 and 5 respectively, announced their plans to skip Cincinnati last week. The 30-year-old Serbian, now ranked No. 5 in the world, will miss the remainder of the season due to an elbow injury.