Andy Murray to go 'under the knife', faces season end

Earlier this month, Andy Murray looked well below his best at the US Open when his defence of the title was ended by a straight-sets defeat to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals.

updated: September 20, 2013 10:12 IST
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London: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is unlikely to play again this season after pulling out of next week's Thailand Open to undergo minor back surgery.

Murray has been bothered by a disc problem in his lower back for much of this year and he opted to skip the French Open to rest the injury before he went on to claim a maiden Wimbledon title.

The 26-year-old responded to a flood of well-wishing messages on Twitter by tweeting his thanks for the support.

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