Kei Nishikori has decided to end his 2020 season as his injury struggles continue to plague him.
The Japanese star has found it difficult to overcome an elbow injury, and that has restricted him to just four tournaments this year.
He planned on returning for the US Open but a positive coronavirus test put paid to those plans.
Nishikori did play three tournaments before the French Open, but then suffered a shoulder injury at Roland Garros.
“I have decided to finish my year,” Nishikori confirmed on his official app.
“I am excited to be back on the court but also have to make sure I am 100 percent when I play matches. Coming back after elbow surgery was not easy and came with some ups and downs as expected.
“My shoulder is still bothering me a little bit so I have now decided to skip Paris and Sofia and put my full focus on 2021.
“This is obviously an important year coming up. Thank you for all your support and see you soon.”
For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.
Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?