French Open 2021: From Simona Halep to Denis Shapovalov, 5 big players who pulled out of Roland Garros 2021

French Open 2021: Simona Halep to Denis Shapovalov, 5 big players who pulled out of Roland Garros; Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios.
French Open 2021: Simona Halep to Denis Shapovalov, 5 big players who pulled out of Roland Garros; Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios.

French Open 2021: 5 big players who pulled out of Roland Garros 2021- With just a week left for the year’s second Grand Slam- French Open 2021 numerous big players including the likes of Simona Halep, Andy Murray, Denis Shapovalov and Nick Kyrios have pulled out of The Roland Garros 2021. The opening round of the French Open 2021 is all set to take place from May 30 while the qualifiers are already in progress. Here’s a list of players who have pulled out of the Paris showpiece tennis event. They are Simona Halep, Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray.

French Open 2021: 5 big players who pulled out of Roland Garros 2021

Simona Halep

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has withdrawn herself from French Open after a “small tear” in her calf following her injury in the Italian Open.  “It’s with a heavy heart that I announce my withdrawal from @rolandgarros this year. Unfortunately the tear in my left calf needs more time to recover and the timeline is just too short. Withdrawing from a Grand Slam goes against all my instincts and aspirations as an athlete, but…..” she tweeted.

The injury rules out the 29-year-old’s hopes of playing the French Open which she won in 2018.

Simona Halep titles

French Open 2018

Wimbledon 2019

Denis Shapovalov

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’.

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.”

French Open 2021: 5 big players who pulled out of Roland Garros 2021

Andy Murray

Britain’s top tennis player Andy Murray is reportedly set to is to set the Roland Garros 2021. The three-time Grand Slam champion will return to Wimbledon and grass-court season.

Andy Murray’s titles

Wimbledon 2013 and 2016

US Open 2012

Stan Wawrinka

Former champion Stan Wawrinka has reportedly pulled out of the upcoming grand slam event in France after he failed to recover from an injury. The three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has reportedly pulled out of the upcoming grand slam event in France after he failed to recover from an injury. He ended a run of 16 consecutive appearances at the French Open.

Stan Wawrinka’s titles

Australian Open 2014

French Open 2015

US Open 2016

Other players who have withdrawn are Kyle Edmund, Attila Balazs, Kyle Edmund, Vasek Pospisil.

Nick Kyrgios

Australian tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the French Open. He said that he prefers faster surfaces such as grass and hard courts. As a result, he will skip the clay-court Grand Slam. Nick Kyrios is yet to win a grand slam title.

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