Cologne 2 has already seen withdrawals a day before its commencement. The Scot Andy Murray and Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, have withdrawn citing injury concerns. These players are phenomenal and should have sailed to the last eight at least, but the injury has made them leave the tournament way too soon.
Murray and Agut out of Cologne Tour
The recent news may be heartbreaking for the Andy Murray fans. Murray made a comeback at the Cincinnati Open. Recently he played the French Open at the same court against the same opponent as he recalled his injury. Murray had to undergo two surgeries to be back on the court. He played the season post the pandemic and last played the Cologne 1 indoor tournament. In straight sets, Murray lost against Fernando Verdasco.
Murray was in the hospital in 2019 January and trained for a comeback. Now yet again, after playing a rigorous 5 setter at the US Open and taking part in the French Open, he has fallen prey to it. With a niggling psoas muscle problem, his season isn’t over yet with Paris a possibility.
On the other hand, Roberto Bautista Agut has also suffered an elbow injury. The Spaniard lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime at the semi-finals in Cologne 1.