Because his wife Kim is currently expecting the couples third child in the forthcoming weeks, andy Murray will have a hiatus.
Murray is likely a month-long break following the next weeks European Open, but he is prepared reunite if Kim enter a young labour and to depart Antwerp.
Clearly the baby can come any moment from pretty much next week. Id adjust my schedule when I couldnt go to Antwerp, the former world No 1 told The Times.
My plan would be to perform Antwerp and then I am done through to the Davis Cup (November 18-25). In the event the baby came , Id miss Antwerp and maybe play at the Paris Masters (October 26-November 3).
The 32-year-old has returned to singles contest after having a hip.
A rush into the quarter-finals of the China Open last week where world No 5 Dominic Thiem beat him – had been accompanied with a hard-fought second-round defeat to world No 12 Fabio Fognini at the Shanghai Experts.
Murray is pleased with his progress and the three-time Grand Slam winner is optimistic of being able to compete with the worlds finest going.
He added:I am surprised with how smooth (my return) has been. I had two decades of having lots of pain after every match. I play a match, the body hurts, so I have any pain in my back, the muscles are tired and things like that, but that my hip is still fine and that I could not remember what that was like earlier.
I have been aggressive up to now. I will get on the market if I can keep advancing a couple of things during the next few months, then theres an outside chance.
I would like to be competitive in the big occasions against the top players. Im not there yet, but Im closer than I was a month past, and even nearer than a few months ago.
Murray is the first player to return to the singles game after his type of surgery, though Bob Bryan was able to keep his career following a process that is similar.
Should he suffer another injury to the place Murray would be prepared to call it a day.
I now know that its not very important where or when I finish my career, he explained. If I had yet another hip accident, I likely would not keep going. My trendy might break and that could be it. I would be completed if this occurred.
However, theres no sign of that happening any time soon. It seems to be getting stronger all the time.