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Vasek Pospisil (back) withdraws

Updated: January 16, 2014, 6:58 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Canadian Vasek Pospisil has withdrawn from his scheduled third-round match at the Australian Open against No. 8-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka with a back injury, giving the Swiss player a walkover Friday.

No. 28 Pospisil was bothered with the injury during his second-round win Wednesday over Australian Matt Ebden, needing treatment from physiotherapists during the match. He retired with the same injury during his semifinal against Wawrinka in the Chennai Open in India ...

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