Gutted Andy Murray to miss Australian Open due to injury

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Sydney, Dec. 29 (BNA): Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has announced that he will miss next month's major tennis tournament, the Australian Open, due to a pelvic injury.

The 32-year-old Scot sustained the injury playing for Britain in last month's Davis Cup, Deutsche press agency (dpa) reported.

"I've worked so hard to get myself into a situation where I can play at the top level and I'm gutted I'm not going to be able to play in Australia in January," Murray said in a statement.

Murray will also miss the ATP Cup, which kicks off on January 3 and takes place across three Australian cities over 10 days.

Before Murray forfeited, nine of the world's top 10 tennis players were confirmed to compete.

The Australian Open starts eight days later in Melbourne, with players competing for a record 71 million AU dollars ($49 million).

The Australian Open starts on January 20 and ends with the men's final on February 2.