16 Jan 2012

Mayer out of Australian Open

6:42 am on 16 January 2012

The German tennis player Florian Mayer has withdrawn from the Australian Open after suffering a hip strain.

The 20th seed was scheduled to play Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun in the first round today at Melbourne Park.

Mayer will be replaced in the draw by lucky loser Rik de Voest of South Africa.