Mar 26, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Denis Shapovalov (CAN) claps between points and Taylor Fritz (USA) (not pictured) in day seven of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports.
Anticipation continues to build as the final Grand Slam of 2023 draws ever closer. The US Open kicks off on Aug. 28 with fan favourites. Plenty of singles and singles on the list. This includes defending champions Carlos Alcaraz and world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.
However, some players have already pulled out of the tournament. For example, there were four withdrawals from Flushing Meadows last week. That trend sadly continues. Four more stars have been confirmed not to appear in the 2023 edition of the US Open, three of them being men’s singles players. while the other came from a single female lottery.
Four more players withdrew from the US Open.
Former New York quarterfinalist Denis Shapovalov I regretfully withdrew from this year’s competition. The Canadian was one of six men’s singles players with an injury prior to the US Open. The No. 2 Canadian has suffered a knee injury since Wimbledon. Shapovalov said the following: As part of the statement: “Despite doing everything possible to be 100% healthy for the US Open, my knee needs more time. And I regret having to withdraw…. I will miss playing in front of the fans. Really this year!”
The US Open will not feature any former semi-finalists. Pablo Carreno Busta had to withdraw. from the most successful Grand Slam The Spaniard has not played since February’s defeat at the Rotterdam Open to French tennis star Richard Gasquet. Since then, Carreno Busta has recovered from a serious elbow injury. And there is currently no indication when the 32-year-old will return to action.
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Reilly Opelka is the third singles player to not appear at the US Open.The American’s withdrawal from home tournaments confirms his absence in all four Grand Slams this season. This was due to the multiple injury issues the four-time ATP list suffered. A hip injury was his first concern. But at the moment, a wrist injury prevents Opelka from competing.
Shwe Zhang withdrew from the female singlesThe Chinese player has no confirmed injury issues, however, she has suffered a long series of defeats and Zhang is still going through a tense and highly publicized event at the Hungarian Open, everyone at LWOT hopes. Zhang will be fine, and she will return to court refreshed when the time is right.
Who will replace all four players in the draw?
Shapovalov was substituted off by Attila. Balaz in the main draw The 34-year-old Hungarian will make his sixth Grand Slam appearance and second at the US Open. Balaz is currently ranked 101st in the world and his story is quite inspiring. Played a lot of experience that did not give up his dream. Currently, he has just won his only Grand Slam title. This is from his favorite clay court at the 2020 French Open.
Representing Carreno Busta, Moldova Radu Albot reached the third round at Flushing Meadows in 2017. The 33-year-old is currently ranked 106th in the world and has a chance to re-enter the top 100 at Grand Slams. last year He hopes to produce the kind of tennis that saw him beat Marcos Giron in Washington a few weeks ago.
Juan Manuel Cerundolo is the beneficiary of Opelka’s withdrawal. The 21-year-old Argentine is set to make his third Grand Slam appearance. Still awaiting his first Grand Slam victory after first-round elimination at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, Cerundolo is a clay court specialist, with all 17 of his finals at Challenger and Futures levels having faced him. earth But he hopes to showcase his talents on the toughest pitches on the biggest stages.
Finally, Caroline Dolehyde advanced to the US Open women’s singles main draw due to Zhang’s absence. The American has not played a grand slam at her home since 2020. Dolehyde has yet to win her three previous events in New York. Now the world #108 has a chance to change that.
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