Paris, 23 May 2011 | AAP

Lleyton Hewitt has suffered another injury setback with the Australian citing an ankle problem for his late withdrawal from the French Open on Sunday.

The former world No.1 had been due to step on court for his opening round match against Spaniard Albert Montanes later on Sunday.

The 30-year-old South Australian’s latest complaint puts in doubt his chances of competing at Wimbledon next month.

The two-time grand slam champion had been on the mend from foot surgery and was due to play his first match in two months against Montanes.

His withdrawal leaves Bernard Tomic as the nation’s only player left in the men’s singles draw with the teenage wildcard in action on Monday against Argentine Carlos Berlocq.

Hewitt’s camp was unable to be contacted for comment.