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Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic has pulled out of the Aircel Chennai Open 2014 tournament which begins next week, citing chronic heel injury as the reason behind the withdrawal.
The former world number eight is the defending champion of the ATP 250 hardcourt tournament. He’s currently ranked 36th in the world and the withdrawal will certainly affect his ranking prior to the Australian Open tournament which begins later in January.
“I have had a difficult three months after injuring my heel. I felt I would recover well in time for the Aircel Chennai Open but regret to say that I will not be able to take part in the tournament,” he said.
“I apologise to fans who have always supported me and waited to watch me play during matches there. Chennai was always my favorite tournament to start the new season. I really look forward to recovering quickly and getting back to playing tennis soon,” he added.
Tipsarevic injured his knee during the Valencia Open back in October. The injury forced him to pull out of the remaining tournaments of the season including the Davis Cup final between Serbia and Czech Republic. His team lost to the Czech team.Tennisguru.net in partnership with bet365 offer over 40,000 live streamed events per year. However, please note that the intellectual property rights to stream such events are usually owned at a country level and therefore, depending on your location, there may be certain events that you may be unable to view due to such restrictions. Prior to joining bet365 and funding your account therefore in order to view any particular event via the bet365 live stream, you are strongly advised to first check with bet365 that, given your country location, you would be eligible to view the live streamed event in question. bet365’s contact details can be found by clicking here, then clicking ‘Services’ at the top right of the page, and then choosing the ‘Contact Us’ option.