Former Australian Open runners-up Marin Cilic has withdrawn from the forthcoming Grand Slam. The 34-year-old has pulled out of the Australian Open 2023 after failing to regain fitness from a knee injury. The Australian Open also took to Twitter to confirm his withdrawal from the upcoming tournament.
The 34-year-old also took to Twitter to confirm that he will be available for the next Australian Open. “Not great start to 2023 and a few tough days in Melbourne,” he said. “Devasted I can’t play this year at @AustralianOpen but health comes first. See you next year Melbourne!”
The Croatian tennis player began the 2023 season at the Maharashtra Open in India but had to withdrew after he sustained a knee injury in training. The World 18 ranked player had just pulled out prior to his quarterfinal match against Tallon Griekspoor.
Talking about his performance, the former US Open champion has not advanced beyond Round 4 of the Australian Open since reaching the final in 2018.
However, Botic Van de Zanschulp has replaced Cilic at No. 32 in the Australian Open 2023. The news was confirmed by the Australian Open 2023.