Tommy Robredo pulls out of Hopman Cup due to injury

The Hopman Cup lost another marquee player prior to its start on Saturday.

Spain’s Tommy Robredo pulled out citing arm injury on Friday and won’t be able to participate at the mixed teams tournament.

The tournament officials did not provide any additional information on Friday regarding the development but added that the 18th-ranked player will be replaced by 194th-ranked Daniel Munoz-Dela Nava.

Jerzy Janowicz of Poland already withdrew from the tournament citing foot injury a week ago and will now be replaced by Grzegorz Panfil. Panfil will team up with world number five Agnieszka Radwanska.

Team Australia, represented by Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic, begins its campaign on Saturday versus Team Canada, composed of Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard. The other match faces Poland against Italy.

The Group B contingent is composed of Team United States (John Isner / Sloane Stephens), France, Czech Republic and Spain. The winners from each group will face off in the final scheduled on January 4 at the Perth Arena.


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