Europe 1 with AFP 8:58 p.m., January 11, 2023

The Croatian Marin Cilic, 34 and 18th in the world, announced in a message on his Twitter account on Thursday that he was withdrawing from the Australian Open, which begins on Monday, because of a knee injury from which he has suffered since. the ATP tournament in Pune last week.

Injured in the knee since the Pune tournament last week, the Croatian Marin Cilic will finally not participate in the Australian Open.

"Not a great start to 2023 and a few tough days in Melbourne. Dejected I can't play this year at the Australian Open but health first. See you next year Melbourne," tweeted Cilic, finalist of the Australian Open in 2018 against Roger Federer.


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Not a great start to 2023 and few tough days in Melbourne.

Devastated I can't play this year at @AustralianOpen but health comes first.

See you next year Melbourne!

— Marin Cilic (@cilic_marin) January 11, 2023

Marin Cilic was a finalist in 2018

Cilic, former world number 3, a rank to which he had risen precisely at the end of January 2018 the day after his final at the Australian Open, injured his knee alone during the warm-up last Thursday, shortly before his quarter-final which he had not been able to play.

Since his first participation in 2007, the winner of the 2014 US Open had only missed two editions of the Australian Open before 2023, in 2012 and 2015. In addition to his final in 2018, he was half of it. -finalist in 2010.