Djokovic pulls out of Abu Dhabi comeback

Djokovic pulls out of Abu Dhabi comeback

Williams, seen on social media, has been actively doing physical activities to keep her in shape, but would be racing against time to be fit for the 2018 Australian Open where she will attempt to defend her title. Murray himself has been out of competitive action for six months due to an ongoing hip problem but was in Abu Dhabi as part of his rehabilitation.

He added: "Now I need to accept this situation and to wait for the outcome of the therapy, in order to start playing tennis again and getting back to full rhythm".

Aside from facing Roger Federer in a charity exhibition match in Glasgow on Nov. 7, Murray has not played a competitive match since losing to Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarterfinals in July.

Murray currently plans to travel to Brisbane for his opening ATP Tour event of the season before attempting to challenge at the Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic is unsure if he'll be ready for the Australian Open after a lingering elbow injury forced him to withdraw from the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Friday. He also won the last two.

It is a surprise to see the American back in action so quickly, but she definitely has her eyes on a 24th Grand Slam trophy in Melbourne, but decided to compete in Abu Dhabi for her comeback, "I am delighted to be returning to the court in Abu Dhabi for the first time since the birth of my daughter in September".

Murray and Bautista Agut, ranked 20th in the world, will contest a one-set match. In the seventh game, he held a service game lasting 12 minutes.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Even though he moved gingerly, it was understandable as he returned to training only last week.

Bautista Agut will take on the winner of the other semifinal between Dominic Thiem of Austria and Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

Coach Jamie Delgado was Murray's practice partner on Thursday during a relatively gentle session lasting nearly an hour and a half. I thought he struggled when Bautista Agut took the rally into his own hands and made Murray question his usually superior footwork and agility around the court.

In the match to decide the fifth-sixth place, Russia's Andrey Rublev beat Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-2.