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Chung pulls out of Rogers Cup

Korean tennis player Chung Hyeon withdrew from his match against reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic as his injury-plagued season continued in Canada.

Chung pulled out of his scheduled first round showdown against Djokovic at the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Tuesday with a back injury.

Chung, the top-ranked Korean player, at No. 23, missed two months of tennis earlier this year with an ankle injury. At the Australian Open in January, Chung made a Cinderella run to the final four - he beat Djokovic in straight sets in the round of 16 - but retired from the semifinals match against Roger Federer with foot blisters.

Chung has played in two tournaments since his return, reaching the quarterfinals at the BB&T Atlanta Open and then the round of 16 at the Citi Open in Washington.

The latest injury setback casts doubt on Chung’s status for the season’s last Grand Slam event, the U.S. Open, which starts on Aug. 27.

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