Australian rising star Alex de Minaur has withdrawn from the upcoming New York Open. The 19-year-old was expected to make his debut at the American ATP 250 event this year. The Australian wasn't a part of the tournament's inaugural edition, which was held a year ago.
De Minaur last played at the begining of the month, when he helped Australia beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-0 in a Davis Cup qualifying round tie in Adelaide. The Australian, who is enjoying his career-high ranking of No.
28 in the world, saw off Bosnia's Mirza Basic in his lone match played during the Davis Cup weekend. De Minaur withdrawing from the singles likely means that he is also out of the New York men's doubles event. The 19-year-old was expected to team up with Australian Davis Cup Team Captain Lleyton Hewitt to play doubles at the New York event.
Previously, the Australians teamed up to play the Brisbane International in the opening week of the season. Back then, de Minaur and Hewitt failed to put up a great campaign in front of their home fans as they were beaten in the opening round by Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff.
Meanwhile, a place in the world New York main draw has opened for Slovakian Lukas Lacko following the withdrawal of de Minaur. The 31-year-old is set to make his debut appearance at the New York event. The New York Open is due to be held from February 11-17.