Australian Open: Jurgen Melzer withdraws with shoulder injury

Last Updated: 07/01/14 3:49pm

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Jurgen Melzer: Austrian to miss Australian Open

Jurgen Melzer: Austrian to miss Australian Open

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Austria's Jurgen Melzer has been forced to withdraw from the Australian Open with a shoulder injury.

The world No 27 has not played since a second round defeat to Japan's Kei Nishikori at the Shanghai Masters in October due to the problem.

"Unfortunately I have to withdraw from this year's Australian Open due to my ongoing left shoulder problems. I will be back next year!!!," tweeted the 32-year-old.

"I will miss one of my favourite tournaments and it's top class fans!"

The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, starts in Melbourne on January 13.

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