American seed Isner out of Australian Open
Sydney: American world number 13 John Isner has withdrawn from next week's Australian Open with a knee injury, tournament organisers said on Thursday.
The big-serving Isner, who was seeded 12 at the first Grand Slam of the season, injured his right knee during the Hopman Cup in Perth last week and was forced to withdraw from the event.
He had further problems during his straight-sets loss to fellow American Ryan Harrison in his first match at the Sydney International on Wednesday.
Open organisers said Isner had bone bruising in his knee.
"Doctors have told me that continuing to play on the knee could result in a more serious injury," Isner said.
"I will need to take time off somewhere. That's a given. It's not just going to heal. I can't play all the way through and have it heal."
Isner will be replaced in Friday's Open main draw by a lucky loser from the last round of qualifying.
Following the emergency meeting to discuss the fallout of the spot-fixing controversy in the ongoing Indian Premiere League (IPL), BCCI Pres... More Following the emergency meeting to discuss the fallout of the spot-fixing controversy in the ongoing Indian Premiere League (IPL), BCCI President N Srinivasan informed that the board has ordered an internal probe into the matter and Ravi Sawani has been appointed as Commissioner for the investigation.
Date 18-05-13, Duration 3:40, Views 60