NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: John Millman of Australia returns a shot to Dominic Thiem of Austria during his first round Men's Singles match during his first round Men's Singles match on Day Two of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Aussie John Millman forced to pull out of 2017 Australian Open

Australian journeyman John Millman has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to injury.

The 27-year-old worked hard to try to overcome a stubborn left hip injury, but ultimately was forced to withdraw after seeking medical advice.

Millman, currently ranked No.82, will drop out of the top 100 in the world following his absence from the first Grand Slam of the year.

He reached a career high ranking of 60 in May last year and reached the third round of the Australian Open in 2016, equaling his best finish at a Grand Slam.

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