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Andy Murray, the 2012 and 2013 champion, has withdrawn from Brisbane due to a hip injury.

Murray Withdraws From Brisbane

Two-time former champion forced out

Andy Murray has been forced to withdraw from the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp due to pain in his right hip.

The former World No. 1 will stay in Brisbane as he works towards returning to the tennis circuit.

“I’m very disappointed to be withdrawing from the Brisbane International,” said Murray. “I came here with every intention of making a strong start to the year, but sadly my team and I don’t feel that I’m where I need to be just yet to compete at the highest level.

“I have great memories of playing here in Brisbane and I have always enjoyed competing in front of the Queensland fans, so look forward to returning in the near future.”

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Murray is 9-0 at the ATP World Tour 250 tournament, with title runs in 2012 (d. Dolgopolov) and 2013 (d. Dimitrov).

Tournament Director Cameron Pearson wished Murray well as he continues his rehabilitation.

“I’m really disappointed for Andy, as I know how much he was looking forward to getting his season started in Brisbane,” he said. “As a two-time former champion, he has great memories of playing on Pat Rafter Arena and thrilling his fans. I wish him all the best to be ready to play the Australian Open.”

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