World number 70 Vasek Pospisil has been forced to withdraw from the Australian Open due to a back injury. The 28-year-old was last seen when losing to Benoit Paire during the qualifying rounds for the Paris Masters in October.
Pospisil retired from the clash after sustaining an issue with his back and then opted to sit out the rest of the 2018 campaign.
He was hoping to come back this month in a warm-up event ahead of turning out at the Australian Open, but his recover hasn’t gone to plan. “Very sad to have to withdraw from the @AustralianOpen today,” Pospisil tweeted. “Unfortunately I have yet to fully recover from the back injury I sustained in October. Hope to be back soon.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.