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20th-seeded Mayer pulls out of Aussie
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20th-seeded Mayer pulls out of Aussie

Published Jan. 15, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Florian Mayer of Germany has withdrawn from the men's singles draw at the Australian Open with a hip strain.

The International Tennis Federation said Sunday that the 20th-seeded Mayer would be replaced by South Africa's Rik de Voest, who got the main draw spot after a lottery involving the four highest-ranked players who lost in qualifying.

De Voest will play Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan in the first round Monday on Court 13 at Melbourne Park.

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