SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former champion Lleyton Hewitt has pulled out of next month's SAP Open tournament in San Jose after undergoing surgery on his right hip.
Hewitt told tournament director Bill Rapp on Saturday that he needed to withdraw. He had the operation Thursday and hopes to be back in time to play the French Open.
Hewitt, the 2002 San Jose champion, injured his hip at the Hopman Cup earlier this year. A left him injury caused him to miss most of the 2008 season.
Hewitt says he hopes to return to the event in San Jose next year.