World No. 16 Fabio Fognini is doubtful for the upcoming Australian Open 2014, slated to be held from January 13. Fognini, 26, had withdrawn from the doubles in Chennai on Monday, and later pulled out halfway through his singles match on Thursday due to an injured thigh.
"I feel very bad that I am not being able to compete in this tournament," Sky Sports quoted Fognini. "I felt okay for the last two days, but there was a lot of pain during the match," he continued.
"I really don't know what I will do now. Whether I should go home, or go to Sydney to practice. At this stage I can't say I will be fit for the Australian Open," he added further. "I need to have check-ups to know the full extent of the injury, but the only thing I can do now is rest and hope for the best." .