Injured Simon pulls out of Australian Open
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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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 10:10

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