Tipsarevic out of Australian Open

Former top-10 player Janko Tipsarevic has withdrawn from the Australian Open with a foot injury.

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Serbian Janko Tipsarevic also missed out on the on-going ATP 250 Chennai Open.

Former top-10 player Janko Tipsarevic has withdrawn from the Australian Open with a foot injury. The Serbian has endured several difficult years with injury, including missing 2014 followin foot surgery. Tipsarevic, 31, played just 13 competitive singles matches last year after returning, with his last appearance at the US Open.

A former world number eight, he has slipped to 410th in the world as a result of his inactivity. He was expected to take his place at Melbourne Park with a protected ranking, but his withdrawal was confirmed on Wednesday.

Tunisian Malek Jaziri takes his place in the main draw.

Tipsarevic reached the fourth round in his last appearance at the year's first grand slam in 2013.

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