However it is going to be again to rehab for the 25-year-old as he prepares to get himself proper for the Australian Open. Kubler has been changed within the draw by fortunate loser Tung-Lin Wu.
World No. 288 Kimberly Birrell will open her Canberra Worldwide marketing campaign in career-best type after claiming her first ITF title on the Darwin Worldwide final month.
Birrell will face fifth seed Jaimee Fourlis in a troublesome first-round fixture however the 20-year-old is assured she will progress.
“I had a very good week in Darwin, in all probability the most effective of my profession in order that was actually thrilling and you recognize it’s a totally completely different match right here, completely different circumstances, however I am positively going to make use of the arrogance I gained there and convey it into this week,” Birrell stated.
“Confidence is huge, you may see all of it ranges, when somebody is feeling assured in themselves and their sport it actually reveals in the best way they play.
“You don’t all the time really feel assured each single time you step out on the court docket however having weeks had been you’ve got it to the top it positively goes a great distance.”
Birrell made the semi-finals in Canberra as a teen three years in the past and needs to go one step additional this week.
“That is my third time taking part in in Canberra. I had a few years break with elbow surgical procedure so it is actually thrilling to be again,” Birrell stated.
“I had one in all my finest outcomes right here after I was 17 so I’ve actually good recollections and I’ve household that reside right here. I really feel a particular connection to Canberra.
“It’s such a cool time of 12 months for Aussie tennis gamers, it simply sort of relies upon how the playing cards fall however I am simply attempting actually arduous to get my rating as much as play on the Brisbane Worldwide and Aussie Open.”
Play begins on the Canberra Tennis Centre every day from 10am. Entry is free.
Eamonn Tiernan is a sports activities reporter with The Canberra Occasions