Top seeds John Isner, Gilles Simon out of Sydney International

Big-serving Isner, who withdrew from last week's mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth with the injured knee, said he had a decision to make about playing in the year-opening Grand Slam in Melbourne.

updated: January 09, 2013 14:27 IST
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Sydney: Big guns John Isner and Gilles Simon tumbled out of the Sydney International on Wednesday as Jarkko Nieminen stayed on course to defend his title.

Towering number one seed Isner crashed out 6-4, 6-4 to fellow American Ryan Harrison in the second round and raised doubts about whether he will play in next week's Australian Open with a bruised right knee.

French second seed Simon bowed out of the tournament without hitting a ball, succumbing to a recurring neck injury and giving an opportunity to lucky loser Ivo Klec to face Nieminen.

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