The 30-year-old, who has not been on court since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, was on a plane to New York on Friday night to begin his preparations for the US Open.
Only Federer could have prevented the Spaniard from returning to the summit of the ATP Tour for the first time since 2014, with Murray guaranteed to be toppled as he recovers from hip issue.
EDINBURGH, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Scottish coach Judy Murray, a driving force in British tennis and mother of world number one Andy and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie, has shaped the two most successful players Britain has produced in decades.
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EDINBURGH, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The last two years on the relentless ATP Tour have taken their toll on Andy Murray, the three times grand slam champion's mum Judy told Reuters.
Aug 14 (Gracenote) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Andy Murray(Britain) 7750 2 (2) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 7555 3 (3) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 7145 4 (4) Stan Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5780 5 (5) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 5325 6 (6) Marin Cilic(Croatia) 5155 7 (8) Alexander Zverev(Germany)
The 30 year-old Scot has confirmed that his ongoing hip problem will keep him out for at least another week, thus guaranteeing that Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer will usurp him in the top position.
Aug 9 (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray will not compete in the Cincinnati Masters next week due to an ongoing hip injury, but hopes to play at the U.S. Open in New York later this month, he said on Wednesday.
Top-ranked Murray has not played since his Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Sam Querrey.
Andy Murray is now out of Cincinnati.
Aug 7 (Gracenote) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Andy Murray(Britain) 7750 2 (2) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 7465 3 (3) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 6545 4 (4) Stan Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5780 5 (5) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 5325 6 (6) Marin Cilic(Croatia) 5155 7 (7) Dominic Thiem(Austria)
Murray is nursing an injury before the U.S. Open and Wawrinka is now out for the season
Andy Murray will miss Canadian and will soon drop from No. 1.
Aug 3 (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray and big-hitting Croatian Marin Cilic withdrew from the Rogers Cup on Thursday as injuries continued to take a toll on the Canadian hardcourt event.