Artikel

Nishikori to miss Australian Open due to wrist injury

4 Januar 2018 00:18

The Australian Open will be without Japanese star Kei Nishikori this month after he pulled out of the year's opening grand slam because of a wrist injury.

Nishikori's withdrawal was confirmed on Thursday amid uncertainty over superstar trio Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal for the tournament at Melbourne Park, where 19-time slam winner Roger Federer is defending champion.

A three-time Australian Open quarter-finalist, former world number four Nishikori – now ranked 22nd – has been sidelined since August after ending his 2017 season early due to the right wrist injury.

In a tweet posted by the Australian Open, Nishikori said: "The Aussie Open is my favourite Slam...it's my 'home' Slam...and it hurts that I will miss this year."

The 27-year-old and 2014 US Open finalist will sit out back-to-back slams, having made 21 consecutive appearances in majors prior to missing Flushing Meadows.

Nishikori ended 2017 with a 30-13 win-loss record and two runner-up finishes in Brisbane and Buenos Aires.

neueste Nachrichten

20. April 2018

 00:34
 00:30
 00:19
 00:18
 00:08
 00:00

19. April 2018

 23:57
 23:47
 23:44
 23:33
 23:32
 23:22
 22:58
 22:47
 22:36
 22:35
 22:04
 22:03
 22:00
 21:28
 21:23
 20:54
 20:51
 20:40
 20:29
 20:05
 19:44
 19:39
 19:30
 19:02
 18:53
 18:27
 18:26
 18:13
 17:58
 17:14
 17:06
 17:00
 16:52
 16:44
 16:44
 16:38
 16:09
 16:04
 15:35
 15:35
 15:31
 15:00
 14:44
 14:21
 14:15
 14:11
 13:21
 12:53
 12:32
 12:03
 11:47
 11:25
 11:12
 11:02
 10:24
 10:08
 09:35
 09:00
 08:37
 08:08
 07:40
 07:17
 06:54
 06:46