- Andy Murray could have a problem in both of his hips, claims Pat Cash
- The British No 1 has withdrawn from the Australian Open with the injury issue
- Murray is now back in the UK and considering his options to solve the problem
Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has cast further doubt on Andy Murray’s future by claiming that the 30 year-old Scot has problems in both his hips, not just one.
Cash bumped into Murray during his stopover at the Mubadala exhibition event in the Middle East just after Christmas, which he visited to practice on his way to his ill-fated trip to the Brisbane International that resulted in him pulling out after entering the draw.
‘I was talking to Andy in Abu Dhabi and told him I was getting pain in one of my hips and he told me his problems were in both hips,’ Cash told the Sunday Times.
Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has cast further doubt on Andy Murray’s future
‘He was pretty open about it and I thought he was resigned to the fact.’
Cash had plenty of injuries himself that stunted a career which saw him win Wimbledon in 1987.
He added: ‘Andy has been a great champion, but the way he has always played, in a style that relies so much on fitness and being stronger than the other guy, and the way he has punished his body, the end result was always going to be something like this.’
Cash says that Murray revealed problems with both hips when they met Abu Dhabi recently
Murray is now back in the UK and before leaving Australia stated that he would be considering all the options to try and find a solution to an issue that has kept him out of tennis since the Wimbledon quarter final in July.
Murray posted an emotional message on his Instagram account last week detailing his struggle with his ongoing hip injury, and admitted that surgery is an option.
He has never given any specific details about the nature of his condition, but it has always been thought that the main problem is in his right hip, which is quite sufficient a concern on its own.