De Minaur out of Australian Open due to abdominal injury
Local hope Alex de Minaur withdrew from the Australian Open due to an abdominal injury.
De Minaur helped Australia into the ATP Cup semi-finals earlier this month, including pushing Rafael Nadal in the last-four loss to Spain.
But the 20-year-old will now miss the year's opening grand slam, where he reached the third round in 2019.
"Unfortunately Australian No.1 @alexdeminaur has withdrawn from #AusOpen 2020 with an abdominal injury," the tournament wrote on Twitter.
Unfortunately Australian No.1 @alexdeminaur has withdrawn from #AusOpen 2020 with an abdominal injury. pic.twitter.com/R6p8TGbkOc — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2020
World number 21 De Minaur enjoyed a stellar 2019 with a 41-20 win-loss record and three titles.