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Injured Murray withdraws from Brisbane International

Great Britain’s Andy Murray reacts after he lost a match to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut during the second day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

BRISBANE, Australia — Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Brisbane International because of an ongoing problem with his right hip.

The former No. 1-ranked Murray had been scheduled to play his first match on Thursday, but notified organizers he was pulling out after failing to practice on Tuesday.

Murray was seeded No. 2 in Brisbane, where he’d been expecting to play his first competitive match since July. He joined top-ranked Rafael Nadal, who pulled out last week in a bid to continue his recovery from injury, as notable withdrawals from the season-opening event in Brisbane.

Murray had planned to use the Brisbane event as his main warmup for the Australian Open starting Jan. 15 in Melbourne. Murray has been a five-time finalist at the Australian Open.

Injured Murray withdraws from Brisbane International

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