MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - World No. 9 Richard Gasquet has pulled out of the Australian Open with a back injury, the organisers said on Wednesday.
"Sorry to report that @richardgasquet1 has withdrawn from the #AusOpen with a back injury. We wish him a speedy recovery," the organisers said on their Twitter account.
The 29-year-old Frenchman, a Wimbledon semi-finalist and quarter-finalist at the US Open, has long suffered back problems and aggravated the injury while playing in exhibition tournaments this month.