Nalbandian out of Australian Open

Updated: 13 January 2010 07:56 IST

David Nalbandian has withdrawn from next week's Australian Open with an abdominal tear, tournament officials said on Wednesday.

Melbourne: Argentina's David Nalbandian has withdrawn from next week's Australian Open with an abdominal tear, tournament officials said on Wednesday.

The former Wimbledon finalist, who at one time reached three in the world but has dropped to a current 63 ranking, was unable to compete this week in a tournament in Auckland after sustaining the injury while warming up.

Nalbandian, 28, notified Australian Open officials on Wednesday that he was unfit to compete in the opening Grand Slam of the year.

He was making a comeback from a hip operation that has sidelined him since last May.
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