World No. 18 Tommy Robredo has officially withdrawn from the Hopman Cup after suffering an arm injury two days ahead of the start of the tournament. Robredo was expected to play alongside Anabel Medina Garrigues and defend the title for Spain.
“I was excited to play the Hyundai Hopman Cup, but an injury to my arm has given me no choice but to withdraw from the event,” Robredo said. “I wish I could be there to play with Anabel (Medina Garrigues) and help defend the title for Spain.”
Tournament officials did not offer any additional details regarding the injury, apart from announcing that world no. 194 Daniel Munoz-De La Nava would replace the Spaniard.
The news is another sad blow to the tournament after Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz withdrew last week with a foot injury and was replaced by Grzegorz Panfil, who join forces with World no. 5 Agnieszka Radwanska.
“It is disappointing, but that’s one thing you can’t control and we’re lucky to have Daniel,” said tournament director Paul Kiderry . “The depth of men’s tennis so strong and he’ll be super competitive. We always want to keep the same country playing and sometimes it gets to a point where there is nothing you can do, so we are lucky in this situation.”