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Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open due to injury

The Wimbledon champion suffered a bruise to his pelvic bone last month.

Champ: Andy Murray will continue to build his fitness back up.
Champ: Andy Murray will continue to build his fitness back up.

Andy Murray has pulled out of the Australian Open.

The Wimbledon champion suffered a bruise to his pelvic bone last month during Britain’s Davis Cup campaign in Madrid.

The 32-year-old hoped to be back in top condition for the Grand Slam – which takes place in Melbourne between January 20 and February 2 – however both he and his team have taken the decision to hold off from rushing back and will not travel to Australia.

Murray – who returned to the circuit after undergoing a hip resurfacing operation at the beginning of the year – will continue hitting on court throughout January to build his fitness back up.

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