Polish No. 1 Jerzy Janowicz has been forced to withdraw from the Hopman Cup due to a foot injury suffered during a training session several weeks back. The world no. 21 was scheduled to compete at the mixed doubles tournament alongside Polish female no. 1 Agnieszka Radwanska as the top seeds but it now appears that he may be sidelined for the entire Australian portion of the season.
“I injured my foot a couple of weeks ago and I was hoping it would have healed in time to play. I was very much looking forward to playing the event,” Janowicz said.
Poland will be making its debut at the event and I wish Agnieszka the best of luck.”
Janowicz has been officially replaced by world no. 287 Grzegorz Panfil, who will be competing for the first time at the Perth event.
“We are disappointed for Jerzy that he’s had to withdraw from the Hyundai Hopman Cup.” said Paul Kilderry, Hopman Cup tournament director. “It is understandable that he needs time to get his body ready for the new season. We wish him a healthy and speedy recovery,”