Janko Tipsarevic out of Chennai Open

Published: 26 December, 2013 08:58 IST | IANS |

Defending champion Janko Tipsarevic from Serbia has withdrawn from the ATP Chennai Open due to a rupture on the heel tendon he sustained in Valencia in October this year.

The World No 36 said in a statement that he is still to recover fully from the two-month-old injury.

The 29-year-old has been a regular at the event and is one of the tournament’s favourites.

Janko Tipsarevic

Tipsarevic had earlier confirmed his presence at the $450,000 tournament to be held here from December 30 to January 5.

Speaking about his withdrawal, Tipsarevic said: “I have had a difficult three months after injuring my heel. I felt I would recover well in time for the Chennai Open but regret to say that I will not be able to take part in the tournament.

I apologise to fans who have always supported me and waited to watch me play during matches there. Chennai was always my favourite tournament to start the new season.” 

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