Former world primary Andy Murray says he is not going to play singles on the US Open later this month.
On Monday Murray performed his first singles match since career-saving hip surgical procedure in January – a 6-Four 6-Four loss to France’s Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati.
Nonetheless, he had been requested to decide on accepting a wildcard for the US Open previous to going through Gasquet.
“I did not really feel I used to be in a position to make that call earlier than at present’s match,” mentioned Murray, 32.
The Briton says he intends to play doubles and blended doubles on the Grand Slam in New York, which begins on 26 August.
The three-time Grand Slam winner broke down in tears at January’s Australian Open, fearing his profession may be over. He believed surgical procedure on his long-standing hip harm might finish his probabilities of taking part in singles however has as an alternative left him ache free and in a position to resume his profession.
Murray constantly mentioned he wouldn’t need his first event again to be over 5 units on the US Open and taking part in over three in Cincinnati first left the door ajar for a possible follow-up look at Flushing Meadows.
The 2012 US Open champion, now ranked 324th on the earth, might have used his injury-projected rating to enter the Grand Slam however as an alternative determined to attend till nearer the time to evaluate his health.
He had been supplied a wildcard by america Tennis Affiliation, however Murray mentioned: “We had been hoping to carry a wildcard till nearer the time and see the way it feels.
“However the US Open had been saying their wildcards at present and I did not really feel I used to be in a position to make that call earlier than at present’s match.
“I did not wish to take the wildcard at present as a result of did not know the way I might really feel after the match.
“I additionally needed to possibly wait and see how I felt after possibly taking part in a few matches and the way I get better the subsequent day.”
Murray mentioned he would possibly play singles on the Winston-Salem Open subsequent week.
He has already confirmed he’ll play two tournaments in China – the inaugural Zhuhai Championships and the Beijing Open, which he received in 2016 – in late September.