MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Colombian Robert Farah, ranked world number one in men’s doubles, has withdrawn from the Australian Open for personal reasons, tournament organizers said on Tuesday.
Canada-born Farah won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open doubles titles with long-time partner and fellow Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal.
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.
(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Peter Rutherford)