Richard Gasquet has confirmed he will not compete in the Australian Open next month as he battles back from injury. The 32-year-old has been struggling with a groin injury that forced him to sit out France’s Davis Cup final against Croatia in November, and he has yet to recover fully from the problem.
Gasquet says he is unlikely to play in January, which rules out the first Grand Slam of the year that gets underway on the 14th.
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The Frenchman hopes to make a full recovery from the problem but is unwilling to take any risks by playing in the Australian Open. “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.”
Gasquet, who played his first Australian Open in 2003, reached the last 32 of the event last year, where he lost to the eventual winner Roger Federer.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 The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.