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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday January 12, 2021

Cristian Garin is taking a pass on the 2021 Australian Open.

Chile’s top man posted on Instagram on Tuesday that he had injured his wrist a week ago and he was unwilling to travel to Australia without his physiotherapist to help him heal the injury.

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“I am very sad to report that a week ago I suffered a fall, which left me with a lot of pain in my left wrist,” wrote Garin on Instagram, who called the injury a sprain.


“It has been very difficult for me to play the last days and given the restrictions of the tour, they do not allow me to travel with my physiotherapist, which makes it impossible to find a good recovery. Unfortunately I will not be able to play this year in Australia, which is something very difficult for me to accept. I hope to return in good condition and with the best energy for the tour in South America.”

Travelling with anybody other than a coach is not on the table this year with strict coronavirus quarantine rules in play in Melbourne.

Garin, ranked 22, is the third Top 30 player to announce a withdrawal from the Australian Open. He joins Roger Federer and John Isner.

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