As of 11 January, II
Maxum in race against time to be fit for OpenCode:Player Injury ERD Maarten Berg (NED) damaged ACL 21 January II Zoltán Varga (HUN) knee surgery 16 January II Zbiginiew Boneik (AUT) achilles 22 January II Niko Ulemek (CRO) ankle 22 January II Matthew Charnock (GBR) knee February II Oh Dong-Jin (KOR) knee 12 January II Jake McDonald (AUS) back 7 February II Alex Karlen (SUI) hamstring 13 February II Christophe Haase (SUI) ankle 22 January II Brett Read (FRC) hip 7 February II Tony Nikolic (CAN) wrist 7 February II Jarkko Maxum (CDR) back 15 January II Max Eisenhauer (GER) shoulder 12 February II Mikel Fosdike (FRA) hamstring 15 January II Ilja Nesterov (KAZ) hamstring 26 February II Kim Vollan (NOR) shoulder 25 February II Pierre L'Estrange flu 11 January II
CDR's Jarkko Maxum will race to be fit for both the singles and doubles draw at the Australian Open after suffering a back scare following his doubles semi final exit in Chennai. Maxum suffered difficulties with his back in he and partner Rob Bowenburg's loss to Jefferson Drake and Martti Korpinen, and is taking every precaution ahead of the Open beginning in Melbourne Park on January 18. He's expected to recover in time, but his preparation will no doubt be affected by this setback.
Vollan withdraws from Sydney, Open
Norway's Kim Vollan has withdrawn from the Medibank International Sydney starting next Monday and is also expected to withdraw from the Australian Open in the coming days. The Norwegian No. 1 has suffered a shoulder strain that will likely keep him out of action until late February.