France's Richard Gasquet returns the ball to Britain's Andy Murray during their quarter final tennis match at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament in Paris on November 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Frenchman Richard Gasquet has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a back injury.

The world No.9 aggravated his troublesome back while playing in an exhibition in December.

Australian open organisers tweeted the news earlier this week.

He joins Juan Monaco and Thanasi Kokkinakis as withdrawals from the main draw of the 2016 Australian open.