Robin Hasse of the Netherlands has withdrawn from the Chennai Open tennis. The reason given by the organisers was an injury while player tweeted yesterday that he had to cancel his trip to India due to visa problems.
According to a release from the organisers, Portugal's Frederico Gil will replace Haase in the main draw after the sixth-seeded Dutch was ruled out due to an injury.
Ranked 102 in the world, Gil had lost in the opening round to Czech Tomas Berdych in the last edition, the release further added.
However, Haase has tweeted yesterday "By the way, I am not going to Chennai this year. Had to withdraw. If someone wants to know why, one word: Visa.....".
The 17th edition of the event will see an impressive line-up of Indian and international players including Janko Tipsarevic, Nicolas Almagro, Stanislas Wawrinka and former champion Xavier Malisse.