Vienna, Austria, 17 October 2013 | AFP

Australian Marinko Matosevic has withdrawn from the Austrian Open with a sore right shoulder prior to his first-round match with Gael Monfils.

France’s sixth seed Monfils will instead make his start at the Stadthalle later against Czech Jaroslav Pospisil, ranked 214th and a lucky loser from the qualifying rounds.

The exit of Matosevic and the Tuesday defeat of Lleyton Hewitt by Canadian Vasek Pospisil – no relation of Jaroslav’s – ended Australian involvement at the indoor event.