with the consequences of a serious knee injury fighting tennis Pro Juan Martin del Potro missed the ATP World Tour Finals, the Australian Open in Melbourne. The Argentine, currently number five in the world rankings announced on Monday via Twitter. Although he was well on the way to a Comeback, however, the come – on 14. January, the start of the Australian Open – too early.
Del Potro was injured at the Masters tournament in Shanghai in October on his right knee, and then repeated a long forced break must be inserted. After a total of four operations on the wrist, it is the fifth serious injury of the US Open finalists from 2018 and the tournament winner of 2009. Before the Australian Open, the 30 had to cancel-Year-old, his participation in the ATP World Tour Finals in mid-November in London, where at the end of the season, the top eight professionals of the season.
Philipp Kohlschreiber is the Start to the new tennis year, meanwhile, failed. The 35-year-old Augsburg Berdych was defeated on Monday in the first round of the hard court tournament in Doha/Qatar with 4:6, 6:7 (5:7) against Tomas. For the number 34 in the world rankings, it was in the eleventh comparison, the ninth defeat against the Czechs, the is on rank 71.
The Nuremberg Maximilian Marterer won the 1.3 million Dollar tournament in just 55 minutes against Peter Gojowzyk from Munich with 6:1, 6:4. In the second round, he meets the number two seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem or Pierre-Hugues Herbert from France, the face on new year’s day. Davis Cup-player Jan-Lennard Struff from arbitration in the Australian city of Brisbane in the first round. The 28-Year-old from Warstein, lost to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6:4, 3:6, 4:6.