It has been confirmed by Richard Gasquet on Tuesday that he won’t be playing the Australian Open 2019.
“I’ve got a kind of strain at the top of my left leg,” said Gasquet. “I hope to be back playing in February but what is certain that January is completely out for me.”
Andy Murray has confirmed that he has withdrawn from the ATP tournaments in Shanghai and Beijing. It looks like he will instead focus on getting back to peak fitness in time for the tournament in Brisbane at the start of 2018.
“Just wanted to update you all on my injury and the rest of my season.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to compete in the upcoming events in Beijing and Shanghai, and most likely, the final two events to finish the season in Vienna and Paris due to my hip injury which has been bothering me the last few months.
“Having consulted with a number of leading hip specialists over the last week, along with my own team, we have decided that this is the best decision for my long-term future.
“Although this has been a frustrating year on court for many reasons, I’m confident after this extended period of rest and rehabilitation that I will be able to reach my best level again and be competing for Grand Slam titles next season.
“I will be beginning my 2018 season in Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open and I’m look forward playing in Glasgow later this year against Roger for UNICEF UK and Sunny-sid3up.
“I have a fantastic team working alongside me to help me through this process and appreciate the support from them and all of my fans over this difficult period.”
Andrea Petkovic has confirmed that she has had to pull out of her doubles with Jelena Jankovic at Charleston due to a knee injury she suffered during her singles match this morning.
Andrea is now going to have an MRI today to examine the extent of the injury.
Hope its alright Andrea!