Withdrawal list mounts ahead of the US Open

With the US Open officially getting underway tomorrow, the list of withdrawals is mounting.

In the Men’s draw, the second seed, Andy Murray is the latest player to withdraw as he has not yet recovered from that niggling hip injury he sustained during his match against Stan Wawrinka in Paris.

Stan Wawrinka (knee surgery), Milos Raonic (left wrist), Kei Nishikori (right wrist) and Novak Djokovic (elbow) will also miss out on this year’s tournament.

Seven-time Grand Slam champion, John McEnroe has called for the ATP to review its scheduling and to lighten the load. 

In the Ladies draw, the 2011 champion, Sam Stosur is still being sidelined by a stress fracture in her right hand. 

Expectant mother and 23-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams, is the most notable absentee, with Victoria Azarenka having to withdraw due to an unfortunate custody battle involving her son, Leo.