Former World Number 1 Lleyton Hewitt has undergone a Hip Operation in Australia and is expected to be out of the game till just before the French Open.
Hewitt picked up the injury in the Hopman Cup, and carried it into the Australian Open, Hewitt still managed to reach the 4th round in Melbourne but he was beaten by the World Number 1 Roger Federer in straight sets 6-2 6-3 6-4.
Hewitt reached the final of the Australian Open back in 2005 but lost to an in form Marat Safin in 4 tight sets.
The Australian finished 2001 and 2002 ranked number 1 in the world, and he won The US Open in 2001 when he beat the legendary American Pete Sampras in the final 7-6 6-1 6-1.
Hewitt also won Wimbledon in 2002, beating David Nalbandian in the final 6-1 6-3 6-3 in the title match.
The Aussie will be desperately hoping to go deep in another major this season.