Printed Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019 IST
Lucas Pouille, a semi-finalist on the Australian Open this yr, has withdrawn from subsequent month’s match in Melbourne.
The Frenchman, ranked 22 on the planet, introduced on Monday he wouldn’t be collaborating within the first grand slam of the yr, which begins on January 20.
Pouille, 25, has additionally withdrawn from the ATP Cup, the place he was set to signify France together with Gael Monfils and Benoit Paire.
He has not performed because the Shanghai Masters in October after ending his season early with an elbow damage.
“Since October 9, we did the whole lot wanted to be prepared for the start of the yr,” Paire wrote in a press release on social media, referencing the date of his final match of 2019 towards John Isner in China.
“We now have adopted each medical protocol however sadly it was not sufficient. It is an enormous disappointment for me to announce that I can not play the primary version of the ATP Cup, the Adelaide match, and that I will not play the Australian Open.
“As you may think about, I’m very upset and unhappy. I’m going to overlook the start of the yr, however the season is lengthy, the profession is lengthy.
“Now my purpose is to be 100 per cent aggressive as quickly as doable, to come back again stronger.”
Pouille’s last-four end on the 2019 Australian Open was his greatest main efficiency. He misplaced to eventual champion Novak Djokovic after a run that had included wins over Milos Raonic and Borna Coric.
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