Australian Open 2020: Men's doubles world No 1 Robert Farah opts out of tournament citing personal reasons

The pair of Farah and Cabal had made the 2018 doubles final at Melbourne Park and were awarded the ATP’s doubles team of the year in 2019

Reuters January 14, 2020 10:22:36 IST
Australian Open 2020: Men's doubles world No 1 Robert Farah opts out of tournament citing personal reasons
  • Robert Farah, ranked world number one in men’s doubles, has withdrawn from the Australian Open for personal reasons

  • Farah won Wimbledon and the US Open doubles titles with long-time partner and Juan Sebastian Cabal

  • The Australian Open starts on Monday

Melbourne: Colombian Robert Farah, ranked world number one in men’s doubles, has withdrawn from the Australian Open for personal reasons, tournament organisers said on Tuesday.

Canada-born Farah won Wimbledon and the US Open doubles titles with long-time partner and fellow Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal.

The pair, who made the 2018 doubles final at Melbourne Park and were awarded the ATP’s doubles team of the year in 2019, had already pulled out of this week’s Adelaide International warmup event.

A Tennis Australia spokeswoman told Reuters 32-year-old Farah’s decision to pull out was not injury related.

Cabal, 33, was expected to remain in Melbourne and play in the doubles with another partner, she added.

The Australian Open starts on Monday.

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