Three of the most effective tennis gamers to grace the game within the 21st century are going to overlook the US Open subsequent week.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka claimed US Open glory final 12 months within the ladies’s match whereas Dominic Thiem from Austria claimed the lads’s title.
The most important, held on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle in Flushing Meadows, New York City, can be lacking three of probably the most profitable stars within the sport.
In what has been a whirlwind few days for tennis, three large stars have concurrently withdrawn with accidents.
Serena Williams, who has gained the distinguished Open eight occasions, will not be within the draw as she needed to pull out with a hamstring damage, sustained in her first-round match at Wimbledon in June.
She informed her Instagram followers: “After cautious consideration and following the recommendation of my docs and medical workforce, I’ve determined to withdraw from the US Open to permit my physique to heal fully from a torn hamstring.”
Roger Federer has additionally needed to withdraw with damage however considerations for the Swiss specialist are whether or not he can return to skilled tennis in any respect.
The 20-time main winner needed to endure two knee surgical procedures earlier this 12 months and needed to have one other one as he mentioned for a ‘glimmer of hope’.
Federer gave an replace on his Instagram final week and claimed that the surgical procedure will go away him on crutches for just a few weeks and out of the sport for ‘many months’.
Tennis legend Boris Becker mentioned on Eurosport that the nice has nothing to show: “The remainder of his life continues to be forward of him, and whether or not he performs tennis once more or not is sort of secondary. He has already gained a lot and doesn’t must show something to anybody.”
Rafael Nadal may even miss the US Open this 12 months with a foot drawback.
Nadal introduced he would miss yet one more enormous match after he was dominated out of each the Olympics and Wimbledon.
The Spanish star additionally revealed that he has suffered with a situation since 2005, Muller-Weiss syndrome, has turn into worse since his break in 2020.
As each Nadal and Federer are out of the match it opens the door additional for Novak Djokovic to make historical past within the US Open as the primary man to succeed in 21 main titles.