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Sport Thiem an Australian Open doubt after Kooyong withdrawal

08:00  11 january  2018
08:00  11 january  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Murray mulls surgery, in Aus Open doubt

  Murray mulls surgery, in Aus Open doubt Andy Murray has pulled out of the Brisbane International without playing a match due to a hip injury, putting his Australian Open hopes in huge doubt. Andy Murray is in grave doubt for the Australian Open and contemplating surgery on his troublesome hip after the former world No.1's withdrawal from the Brisbane International.The three-time grand slam champion was to be the second seed at the Brisbane event but pulled out after failing to train on Tuesday.The world No.16 had hoped to play his first tournament match since July on Thursday - a second-round clash with American Ryan Harrison at Pat Rafter Arena.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Dominic Thiem ’s preparations for the Australian Open suffered another setback on Thursday when the world number five was forced to pull out of the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Dominic Thiem 's preparations for the Australian Open suffered another setback on Thursday when the world number five was forced to pull out of the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament. The Austrian spent four days in bed with a virus after pulling out of a

a man holding a tennis racket: Tennis - Kooyong Classic - Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia © REUTERS/David Gray Tennis - Kooyong Classic - Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia Dominic Thiem's preparations for the Australian Open suffered another setback on Thursday when the world number five was forced to pull out of the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament.

The Austrian spent four days in bed with a virus after pulling out of a tournament in Doha last week and, also suffering from jet lag, was thrashed 6-1 6-4 by Novak Djokovic in the Serbian's return to action at Kooyong on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old, who reached the fourth round at Melbourne Park last year, said after the round robin match that he felt he had recovered from the virus but on Thursday pulled out of his tie against France's Lucas Pouille.

Nadal, Djokovic, Tomic a boost for Kooyong

  Nadal, Djokovic, Tomic a boost for Kooyong World tennis No.1 Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Bernard Tomic are all late additions for a hit out at this week's Kooyong Classic.World No.1 Rafael Nadal, six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and enigmatic Australian Bernard Tomic are all late additions -- opting to use the exhibition event to assess their readiness for a crack at the year's first grand slam starting next week.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Dominic Thiem 's preparations for the Australian Open suffered another setback on Thursday when the world number five was forced to pull out of the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament. The Austrian spent four days in bed with a virus after pulling out of a

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Dominic Thiem ’s preparations for the Australian Open suffered another setback on Thursday when the world number five was forced to pull out of the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament.

person holding a tennis racket: Tennis - Kooyong Classic - Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia © REUTERS/David Gray Tennis - Kooyong Classic - Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia

Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori have already withdrawn from the Australian Open through injury and there have been doubts over the fitness of Rafa Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Djokovic.

The draw for the Jan. 15-28 tournament, the first grand slam of the year, takes place later on Thursday.

Thiem untested, trots into Open's last 16 .
Fifth seed Dominic Thiem has posted a comfortable straight-sets win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and is hungry to make a deep run in Melbourne.The 24-year-old showed no ill effects of Thursday's five-set scare against American qualifier Denis Kudla, backing up on Saturday with a 6-4 6-2 7-5 third-round victory in two hours and eight minutes.

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