John Isner And Tomas Berdych Have Pulled Out Of The Winston-Salem Open
by Staff | August 19th, 2013, 5:11 pm

Tournament director Bill Oakes announced today that his two star attractions, top seed Tomas Berdych and local favorite John Isner, have withdrawn from the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina.

Berdych cited shoulder pain while Isner, a finalist in Cincinnati on Sunday, said he had a hip issue.

“It is really unfortunate I have to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open, one of my favorite tournaments of the year,” said Isner who grew up near the tournament in Greensboro. “I’ve had so much success playing in front of great crowds as well as my friends and family. This was a really tough decision but with injuries taking me out of the Australian Open and Wimbledon, I need to fully heal prior to the US Open.”

Isner has played every possible ATP week since mid-June in Holland. The 14th-ranked Isner will be seeded No. 13 at the US Open which begins next Monday.

Berdych, who’s at a career-high No. 5 after his semifinal effort in Cincinnati, will be the fifth seed.

Isner beat Berdych last year in a third set tiebreak in the tournament final.

The news leaves No. 22 Tommy Robredo and No. 23 Andreas Seppi as the two highest ranked players at the Winston-Salem Open.

With Isner not playing, Rafael Nadal has won the US Open Series. So if the Spaniard wins the US Open he will earn an additional $1 million.

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8 Comments for John Isner And Tomas Berdych Have Pulled Out Of The Winston-Salem Open

Anna Says:

Just wondering, are big guys more prone to injuries. I thought I heard or read that somewhere. Hope these guys are both in good shape in a weeks time.

The Great Davy Says:

These mugs are a shame. What is to be afraid of a mickey mousse tournament when you can be a tour Iron Man like Your Great Davy.

In the 2006 Your Great Davydenko won New Haven and made US Open Semi-finals. If God didn’t stop me in that round, I would be multi-slamDenko.

Giles Says:

Isner pulling out of WS has handed Rafa winner of the US Open series.

nadalista Says:

This means in New York, Rafa will be competing for the biggest payout in tennis history, a possible $3.6 million ($2.6 million for winning the U.S. Open and a $1 million bonus for winning the U.S. Open Series).

In addition to the title of course, and the year end #1.

Gore for it Champ!!


hawkeye Says:

TGD,Fed WAS God compared to the rest of the field in 2006.

Albeit, Davy had an extremely tough draw: Delgado, Mahut, Kubot, teenage Muzz,and Haas before he met his Maker.

The Great Davy Says:

Teenage Muzz made act against the Tennis God in 2006 just few weeks ago. Leave it to Your Great Davy to lead the pack against the infidels.

Look what I do to Nadal. I am only player in top 1 million with a winning head over him.

hawkeye Says:

Whatever ,6-5. Not exactly a commanding h2h as say, for example, 21-10, no?

5 of 6 wins came on fast hard courts (dohaX2, WTF, China and Paris). Other win was in 2007 when Rafa was still a pup.

That said, Davy was a very good player in best of three format, especially on fast/indoor tournaments.


The Great Davy Says:

Actually, you mean the 2008 Miami ‘5th slam’.

If you want to think in the 2007, think Rome. Says it all.

Who can subdue Nadal 5 times in a row? Only Your Great Davy.

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