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Murray likely to miss end of season due to back surgery

World number three Andy Murray could miss the remainder of the tennis season.
World number three Andy Murray could miss the remainder of the tennis season. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Wimbledon champion and British number one Andy Murray is unlikely to compete again this season after deciding to undergo "minor" surgery on his troublesome back.

It could mean the 26-year-old will miss the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals finale at the O2 in November.

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Murray: 'It's a shame I had to play a bad match today'

Andy Murray crashed out of the US Open in the quarter-finals. Credit: Dubreuil Corinne/ABACA/Press Association Images

Andy Murray suffered his worst grand slam defeat since losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round in New York three years ago.

Speaking at post-match press conference a visibly disappointed Murray said: "I don't think I was playing poorly. I got to the quarter-finals of a slam which isn't easy.

"I would have liked to have played a little bit better but I've had a good run the last couple of years. It's a shame I had to play a bad match today."

Murray fighting to stay in US Open

Andy Murray reacts after a missed point against Stanislas Wawrinka Credit: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Andy Murray is fighting to stay in the US Open after losing the first two sets of his quarter final match against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka.

The defending champion lost the opening two sets 6-4 6-3.

Murray won his first ever Grand Slam at last year’s US Open beating Novak Djokovic in five sets.


Murray: Brit Dan Evans 'should be proud of himself'

British tennis champion Andy Murray has been following new sensation Dan Evans during his third round match at the US Open.


Evo should be so proud whatever happens from now,amazing fighting,great attitude ,looks fresher than trob.. Never though that would happen!

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