US Open champion Marin Cilic withdraws from Australian Open
Marin Cilic Melbourne, Jan 10 (IANS) US Open champion Croatian Marin Cilic Saturday withdrew from the Australian Open tennis tournament, starting ...
Melbourne, Jan 10 (IANS)
US Open champion Croatian Marin Cilic Saturday withdrew from the Australian Open tennis tournament, starting 19th January, with a shoulder injury.
"I have a right shoulder injury which has hampered me for some time now," Cilic said in a statement on Saturday.
Cilic beat Kei Nishikori to win his first Grand Slam title in September last year. The 26-year-old was struggling with a right shoulder problem for more than a month and skipped the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
"I am really sad that I won't be able to participate in Melbourne, especially after winning the last Grand Slam in New York," said Cilic.
"But I was advised by doctors to be careful as much as possible to avoid even more serious problems. It is improving day by day, but I still don't feel fit enough to be able to compete at the highest level."