Andy Murray is running out of chances to resurrect his career with the three-time Grand Slam winner now reduced to angling for a wild card into January’s Australian Open.
With the ranking of the two-time hip surgery patient now standing at 118, the former No. 1 is not even qualified for the British team should the ATP Cup somehow be played in Oz during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The Scot, who last competed in October 13 when he lost in the Cologne first round to Fernando Verdasco while suffeing with back problems, had been hoping to compete in the absolute last regular season event, a 250 series next week in Sofia.
But even that has proven to be impossible, with Team Murray now turning attention to an uncertain 2021.
Britain’s Press Association reported that Murray is back in training but will not play in the Bulgarian capital after all.
Due to his hip op recoveries, Murray did not play an ATP match from October, 2019 after winning Antwerp until he won two rounds in “Cincinnati” last August, a tournament actually played under lockdown in New York at the US Open site.