French Open 2021: Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov on Sunday pulled out of Rolland Garros due to a lingering shoulder injury. The World No.14 made the announcement on Twitter, saying he ‘it is best to rest. See you in 2022’. The World No. 14 lost to Norway’s Casper Ruud 7-6 (6) 6-4 in Saturday’s Geneva Open final.
“I’m saddened to share that after consulting with my medical team I’ve made the difficult decision to withdrawal (sic) from @rolandgarros,” he tweeted. “Unfortunately my shoulder has been bothering me and while medical tests look good, it is for the best to rest. See you in 2022, Roland-Garros.”
I’m saddened to share that after consulting with my medical team I’ve made the difficult decision to withdrawal from @rolandgarros. Unfortunately my shoulder has been bothering me and while medical tests look good, it is for the best to rest. See you in 2022, Roland-Garros. pic.twitter.com/BkCWWQ9Fd8
— Denis Shapovalov (@denis_shapo) May 23, 2021
Shapovalov reached the second round at the French Open last year. He is the latest player to withdraw from the claycourt Grand Slam, which begins on May 30, after former champions, Stan Wawrinka and Simona Halep also pulled out because of injuries.
French Open 2021 Schedule, Date and where to watch LIVE in your country
The French Open main draws begin on 30th May, with the women’s final slated for 12th June and the men’s final for 13th June
French Open 2021: Where is Rolland Garros held?
The second Grand Slam of the year has its base in the 16th arrondissement of Paris at the Stade Roland Garros stadium complex.
Ranking points breakdown, Singles
Prize money breakdown, Singles
When where and how to watch French Open 2021/ Roland Garoos 2021?
France: Amazon Prime Video
Australia: Channel Nine, 9 Go, 9GEM, 9Now and OTT-platform Stan
Brazil: Globo and Bandsports
USA: Tennis Channel, NBC Universal
Europe: Eurosport, itv, ptc
Canada: TSN, RDS
Latin America: ESPN
North America and Middle East: beIn Sports
Sub Saharan Africa: SuperSport
INDIA: Star Sports Select/ OTT-platform Star Sports Select
South East Asia: Fox Sports
Japan: TV Tokyo
New Zealand Sky: Sky