Injured Simon pulls out of Australian Open

Last Updated: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 10:10

Sydney: A knee injury has forced Frenchman Gilles Simon to pull out of the Australian Open, starting on Monday.

Simon has had trouble with his right knee since last year`s French Open but had hoped to play in Australia before the injury flared up again on Saturday.

Simon reached the quarter-finals at last year`s Australian Open, his best result at a grand slam, and was seeded 15th for the first major tournament of 2010.

He was drawn to play Portugal`s Frederico Gil in the second round and organisors are yet to name a replacement.
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First Published: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 10:10

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