US Open 2021: From Serena Williams to Rafael Nadal to Roger Federer; 5 tennis stars who pulled out / withdrawn from US Open

US Open 2021 pullouts: From Serena Williams to Rafael Nadal to Roger Federer; 5 tennis stars who pulled out / withdrawn from US Open
US Open 2021 pullouts: From Serena Williams to Rafael Nadal to Roger Federer; 5 tennis stars who pulled out / withdrawn from US Open

US Open 2021 Pullouts/ withdrawals: – This year’s US Open will miss the likes of tennis legends Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, among others. The development comes as the players failed to recover from injuries after pulling out of Cincinnati Masters. The development will prevent Federer and Nadal to win 21st Grand Slam while Serena Williams will have to wait for her 24th Grand Slam. Meanwhile, US Open defending champion Dominic Thiem and former champion Stan Wawrinka also withdrew from the US Open.

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US Open 2021 pullouts/ withdrawals: Serena Williams

23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams on Wednesday pulled out of the upcoming US Open due to a torn hamstring.

“After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from the US Open to allow my body to heal completely from a torn hamstring,” Serena wrote in an Instagram post.

“New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world and one of my favorite places to play — I’ll miss seeing the fans but will be cheering everyone on from afar. Thank you for your continued support and love. I’ll see you soon,” she added.

 

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Earlier, Serena was forced to retire during her opening match of the ongoing Wimbledon tournament. The seven-time singles Wimbledon champion sustained an injury during her first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus.

In just the fourth game, Serena slipped on the grass and had to leave the court to receive treatment to her left ankle. She tried to carry on but retired at 3-3 after 34 minutes of play.

US Open 2021 pullouts/ withdrawals: Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal on Friday announced he will miss the rest of the 2021 season including this month’s US Open due to a left foot injury that has been troubling him for a year.
Last week, the world number 4 Spaniard had already withdrawn from the Western and Southern Open after pulling out of Rogers Cup in Toronto. Nadal’s left foot injury forced him to miss Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics too.

“Hello everyone, I wanted to inform you that unfortunately, I have to end the 2021 season. Honestly, I’ve been suffering a lot more than I should with my foot for a year and I need to take some time. After having discussed it with the team and family, this decision has been made and I think it is the way forward to try to recover and recover well,” Nadal said in a video posted on his Instagram.

 

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Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has confirmed that he would be undergoing more knee surgeries and he will miss the upcoming US Open.

US Open 2021 pullouts/ withdrawals: Roger Federer

Federer was last seen playing in the Wimbledon, and after that, he also gave Tokyo Olympics a miss due to knee issues. “I just wanted to give you a bit of an update on what’s been going on since Wimbledon. As you can imagine, it has not been simple. I have been doing a lot of checks with the doctors as well on my knee, getting all the information as I hurt myself further during the grass-court season and Wimbledon. That’s just not the way to go forward, so unfortunately they told me for the medium to long term to feel better, I will need surgery. I decided to do it,” Federer said in a video posted on his Instagram account.

“I’ll be on crutches for many weeks and also out of the game for many months, so it’s going to be difficult of course in some ways, but at the same time I know it’s the right thing to do because I want to be healthy, I want to be running around later as well again and I want to give myself a glimmer of hope to return to the tour in some shape or form,” he added.

 

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US Open 2021 pullouts/ withdrawals: Dominic Thiem

World number 6 Dominic Thiem has announced that he will miss the US Open where he is the defending champion and the rest of the season due to a wrist injury.

“Unfortunately I’ve had to withdraw from the US Open and will miss the rest of the 2021 season,” Thiem wrote on Twitter. “I’m really disappointed not to be able to defend the title in New York but I haven’t recovered from the wrist injury I suffered back in June at the Mallorca Open.”

The 27-year-old suffered a detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of his right wrist during his match against Adrian Mannarino at the Mallorca Championships in June, as per ATPTour.com. A statement from his team two days later said he would wear a splint for several weeks.

US Open 2021 pullouts/ withdrawals: Stan Wawrinka

2016 US Open champion Stan Wawrinka withdrew from the US Open as he is yet to recover from foot surgery. The former World No. 3 has an impressive record of 44:13 in the season’s final grand slam. He had won his third major at Flushing Meadows five years ago by defeating World No.1 Djokovic. He has advanced to the quarterfinals for at least six out of the last eight times. His withdrawal paved for former World No.1 and 2012 champion Andy Murray into the main draw.

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(with ANI inputs)