A timeline of Andy Murray’s 2017 fitness issues

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the US Open due to his ongoing hip problem.

It has been a season of struggle for Murray and here Press Association Sport charts his physical issues in 2017.

February

Murray suffered a shock fourth-round loss to Mischa Zverev at the Australian Open and on his return home was diagnosed with shingles. He returned to action after a month off in Dubai and won his only title of the season.

March

Murray pulled out of the Miami Open because of an elbow problem and was then unable to carry out several commitments after contracting flu. This time he was sidelined for six weeks, also missing Great Britain’s Davis Cup quarter-final against France.

May

With his form on clay shaky to say the least, Murray was laid low by a heavy cold and cough the week before the French Open, which restricted his practice and required antibiotics. He recovered to reach the semi-finals, losing to Stan Wawrinka.

Andy Murray
(Gareth Fuller/PA)

July

Murray was unable to practise four days before the start of his Wimbledon title defence after a long-standing hip problem flared up. The Scot declared himself fit and limped through his five matches but suffered his joint earliest exit from SW19 in a decade, beaten 3-6 6-4 6-7 (4/7) 6-1 6-1 by American Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals.

August

The hip injury forced Murray to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in Montreal and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. In his absence, Rafael Nadal replaced him as world number one. Pulled out of US Open two days before the start of the tournament, saying he was not fit enough to do himself justice.

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