Melzer out of Australian Open
Austria's Jurgen Melzer has been forced to withdraw from the Australian Open with a shoulder injury.
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The world number 27 has not played since a second-round defeat to Japan's Kei Nishikori at the Shanghai Masters in October due to the problem.
Melzer joins Janko Tipsarevic, who continues to struggle with a heel problem, in missing the event.
The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, starts in Melbourne on January 13.