Wimbledon 2021 Pullouts: List of players who have withdrawn from year’s third grand slam- One of the oldest and prestigious tournaments in the world, Wimbledon- a grass court Tennis tournament- is all set to kick off on June 28. But like French Open many of the top stars are unlikely to feature in the top tennis event. It includes the likes of 20-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal, women’s tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, defending champion Simona Halep and men’s top seed Dominic Thiem have pulled out of the Wimbledon 2021. Meanwhile, Milos Raonic, David Goffin also announced their withdrawals.
Wimbledon 2021 Pullouts: Milos Raonic
Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the Wimbledon championships this month following a setback in his recovery from a calf injury, the 2016 runner-up said.
“I wanted to share that I am incredibly sad and hurt that I won’t be ready to compete at Wimbledon this year,” world number 18 Raonic said in an Instagram post late on Saturday.
“I have been working hard to heal it but had a minor setback,” Raonic said. “Therefore I won’t be ready for Wimbledon. I will be working hard to get back as soon as possible.”
Wimbledon 2021 Pullouts: List of players who have withdrawn from year’s third grand slam
Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from this month’s Wimbledon championships for personal reasons. She had quit the French Open last month following her first-round victory after organizers fined her $15,000 and threatened her with expulsion from the tournament when she refused to attend mandatory post-match press conferences.
Wimbledon 2021 Pullouts: Rafael Nadal
20-time Grand slam champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the year’s third grand slam Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics.
“Hi all, I have decided not to participate at this year’s Championships at Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo. It’s never an easy decision to take but after listening to my body and discuss it with my team I understand that it is the right decision,” he said in a tweet post.
“The goal is to prolong my career and continue to do what makes me happy, that is to compete at the highest level and keep fighting for those professional and personal goals at he maximum level of competition,” he added.
Wimbledon 2021 Pullouts: David Goffin
David Goffin of Belgium will miss Wimbledon after suffering an ankle injury at Halle Open. He had to retire during a clash with Corentin Moutet in Germany after sustaining right ankle injury after slipping on grass court. According to reports, his agent has confirmed that the 13th ranked player will not be able to recover for Wimbledon.
“Yes, David has officially withdrawn from Wimbledon following his ankle injury in Halle. For the moment we do not know more about the exact duration of unavailability,” Roux told lesoir.be.
“He is of course disappointed to miss a Grand Slam tournament, especially since he had recovered well on grass before his injury. David told me that it was more serious than a minor sprain, after exams in Belgium,” he added.
Wimbledon 2021 Pullouts: Simona Halep
The 2019 ladies’ singles champion Simona Halep has announced she has withdrawn from this year’s Championships with a calf injury.
Halep retired from a second-round match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber at the WTA clay-court event in Rome in mid-May and hasn’t competed since. She was subsequently forced to miss Roland-Garros, the second Grand Slam of the season.
Wimbledon 2021 Pullouts: Dominic Thiem
World No.5 Dominic Thiem has joined the stalwarts Naomi Osaka and Rafa Nadal in withdrawing from the Wimbledon 2021. He confirmed the development via tweet post.
After being forced to retire from his opening match at the Mallorca Open on Tuesday due to an injury to his right wrist, Dominic Thiem travelled to Barcelona and underwent a further medical examination. Tests found that there is a detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of the right wrist’, an injury that will not allow him to compete in the circuit for several weeks. Thiem will wear a wrist splint for 5 weeks before beginning a progressive process of specific, functional rehabilitation to regain mobility as well as muscle strength in his wrist and ultimately return to training on court.
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