Isner ruled out of Australian Open

A knee injury has ruled John Isner out of the Australian Open

A knee injury has ruled John Isner out of the Australian Open

First published in National Sport News © by

John Isner has been ruled out of the Australian Open after failing to recover from a knee injury.

The world number 13 has suffered bone bruising in his knee and will be replaced in the draw by a lucky loser from qualifying. Isner sustained the injury in last week's Hopman Cup and had to withdraw from the international mixed team competition and - in a bid to prove his fitness - he took part in the Sydney International, but lost to Ryan Harrison in straight sets.

"I have been feeling some discomfort in my knee and have recently learned that I have a bone bruise," Isner said. "Doctors have told me that continuing to play on the knee could result in a more serious injury."

Isner was the highest ranked American in the competition, leaving the United States with Sam Querry as their only representative among the 32 seeds in the men's draw for the tournament, which starts on Monday.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree