Murray underwent back surgery in 2013 but returned to play some of his best tennis. AFP / Patrick HAMILTON
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Former world No. 1 Andy Murray will miss this month's Australian Open after failing to recover from the recent hip injury that has kept him out of action for nearly six months.Murray played a one-set exhibition match in Abu Dhabi last week, losing to the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.Murray underwent back surgery at the end of 2013 but returned to play some of his best tennis and won a second Wimbledon title in 2016 and reached No. 1 in the world rankings for the first time.Several other players, including world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and six-time Melbourne Park champion Novak Djokovic are battling to be fit for the Australian Open.
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