Injured Hewitt pulls out of French Open

Last Updated: May 22, 2011, 20:43 PM IST

Paris: Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt of Australia has pulled out of the French Open because of a left ankle injury, organisers said on Sunday.

The 30-year-old will be replaced in the draw by France`s Marc Gicquel, who will take on Spain`s Albert Montanes later on Sunday.

World number 64 Hewitt, who reached top spot in the ATP rankings in 2001, has never made it past the quarter-finals in the claycourt grand slam.

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