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Andy Murray was looking to win his second US Open title this fortnight.

Murray Withdraws From US Open

Scot still battling hip injury

Second seed Andy Murray has withdrawn from the US Open because of a lingering hip injury. The 2012 titlist has not played since losing to Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarter-finals last month.

Murray said on Saturday that he's been battling the injury since falling to Stan Wawrinka in the Roland Garros semi-finals in June.

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“[I] did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here and took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon. I obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists. [I] tried obviously resting, rehabbing, to try and get myself ready here,” Murray said. “[I] was actually practising okay the last few days, but it's too sore for me to win the tournament and ultimately that's what I was here to try and do. Unfortunately, I won't be playing here this year.”

Murray fell to No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings last week when Spaniard Rafael Nadal returned to the top spot. The Scot had been in the bottom half of the US Open draw, which is now led by fourth seed Alexander Zverev, fifth seed Marin Cilic and eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Lukas Lacko of Slovakia will now enter the main draw.

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