With so many injuries happening so early in the season and people always wondering what happened to whom, I thought perhaps we could use this thread to keep track of who's injured, who's sick, who's faking ;), and who's not showing up for what.
Wishing good health to everyone this year.
Rafael Nadal (leg) - A leg injury forced the French Open champion to pull out of the Sydney International, the last major warm-up tournament before the Australian Open. Nadal had felt pain in his right inner thigh and said he did not want to risk any more damage with the first grand slam of 2007 less than a week away.
Nikolay Davydenko (foot) - In danger of missing the Australian Open after suffering a possible stress fracture in his right foot. He will undergo an MRI scan to determine the extent of damage and whether he can play in the first grand slam of the year.
David Nalbandian (knee)- A knee problem could keep him out of the Australian Open after he withdrew from the invitational Kooyong Classic this week.
Marcos Baghdatis (ankle) - Suffered an injury scare when he twisted his ankle in Sydney during his match against Carlos Moya. He, however, said the pain has subsided and will play at the Open.
Lleyton Hewitt (calf) - The former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion's build-up has been hampered by a calf strain, which forced him to pull out of the Sydney International.
Dmitry Tursunov (wrist) - Pulled out of the Sydney International before his first match, injuring his wrist during warm-up.
Tim Henman (knee) - The British number two is out of the Australian Open after aggravating a knee injury while practising before Christmas.
Juergen Melzer (illness) - Withdrew from Sydney before his semi-final against James Blake with a viral illness.
Nicolas Kiefer (wrist) - Added his name to the Australian Open absentee list after failing to recover from a wrist injury.
Paradorn Srichaphan (wrist) - Retired from the Sydney International this week with a wrist problem.
Mark Philippoussis (knee) - The former U.S. Open and Wimbledon finalist has been ruled out of this month's grand slam after a scan revealed he had torn knee cartilage in his Hopman Cup match against France.