Lucas Pouille out of Acapulco, will start season at Indian Wells Challenger


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Lucas Pouille out of Acapulco, will start season at Indian Wells Challenger

French tennis star Lucas Pouille, 25, has further delayed his comeback as he has announced his withdrawal from the upcoming Mexico Open in Acapulco. The 25-year-old pulled out of the ATP Cup, Adelaide International and Australian Open because of an elbow injury but hoped that he would be ready to start his season in February.

Unfortunately that wasn't the case as the Frenchman was also forced to skip this month's ATP events in Montpellier and Rotterdam and now he is set to miss next week's ATP event in Acapulco. Pouille, who has plummeted to No.

62 in the world after not defending his Australian Open semifinal points from 2019, has never played in Acapulco. Five-time ATP champion Pouille will kick off his 2019 campaign at the Indian Wells Challenger, which takes place between March 02-08.

"In the bad news box: I won’t be able to make my return in Acapulco as scheduled, I’m really sorry for that. But in the good news box: I will be coming back on Tour at the start of March at the Oracle Challenger Series in Indian Wells," Pouille announced on Twitter.