US OPEN 2011
Former Champion Hewitt Out Of US Open
New York, U.S.A.
by ATP Staff|
Hewitt's manager, David Drysdale, confirmed to The Herald Sun, "It was a gut-wrenching decision for Lleyton, particularly given it is the 10-year anniversary since he won the tournament."
World No. 188 Hewitt had received a wild card, but it will now be handed to another Australian, Marinko Matosevic.
Asked if 30-year-old Hewitt would consult a surgeon about his injury, Drysdale said, "We'll look at those sorts of things in a few days' time."
Drysdale went on to confirm, "He'll definitely play next year. He wants to help Australia get back into the World Group."
Australia faces Switzerland in a Davis Cup World Group play-off on grass courts in Sydney from 16 September. Hewitt has not ruled out competing in that tie.