Yuki, 23, took to took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the disappointing news, and said, “Unfortunately my recovery has taken longer than I expected and so will not be able to play in Chennai this year.
In a breakthrough year, Yuki broke into top-100 in 2015. He also captured two Challenger singles titles.
Chennai Open starts on January 4 next next year will have top players like world no. 4 Stanislas Wawrinka, world no. 12 Kevin Anderson and 19th ranked Benoit Paire taking part in the tournament.