Tennis Australia gave an announcement Monday saying Nishikori had pulled back from the season-opening major at Melbourne Park and from the ATP Cup, another worldwide men’s group occasion which begins one week from now and will be played in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.
The world No.13, who has not played since a third-round misfortune to Australia’s Alex de Minaur at the U.S. Open, required minor elbow medical procedure in the off-season.
A day after Andy Murray put his Grand Slam rebound on hold, Japan’s Kei Nishikori has become the most recent prominent player to pull back from one month from now’s Australian Open, refering to correct elbow damage.
“Today, together with my group, we have settled on this choice as I am as yet not 100 percent prepared (or) beneficial to contend at the most significant level,” Nishikori said. “This choice was not messed with as Australia is one of my preferred spots to contend.”
“Together with my group I will hold endeavoring to be back on court as quickly as time permits. A debt of gratitude is in order for all the help.”
Nishikori, who arrived at a profession high position of No.4 in 2015, is a four-time Australian Open quarterfinalist (2012, 2015, 2016, 2019) with a 29-7 record at Melbourne Park.
Murray, a three-time significant victor, reported Sunday that he had encountered a “difficulty” in his recuperation from damage and as a safety measure would not be coming to Australia in January.