Injury forces Richard Gasquet to withdraw from Australian Open

The world number nine, Gasquet, has been suffering from back problem for quite some time now.

Updated: Dec 29, 2015, 21:08 PM IST
Injury forces Richard Gasquet to withdraw from Australian Open

New Delhi: Frenchman Richard Gasquet is going to miss the first Grand Slam of the year – Australian Open – starting next month`s in Melbourne, due to back injury.

Australian Open organisers announced the news on Tuesday via their Twitter account.

The world number nine, Gasquet, has been suffering from back problem for quite some time now.

In fact, the 29-year-old, has already pulled back his name from Qatar Open, starting next week.

The 2016 Australian Open is scheduled to take place between January 18 to January 31.