Denis Shapovalov Withdraws From The French Open, But Why?

by Staff | May 23rd, 2021, 5:26 pm
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In surprising news today, Denis Shapovalov has withdrawn from the French Open, that according to a social media twitter account that tracks entries.

The 22-year-old Canadian just made the Geneva final yesterday losing to Casper Ruud in straight sets and had won five of his last seven matches on clay and he pushed Rafael Nadal to the brink in Rome.

While there’s been no official word from Shapovalov or the French Open confirming the post, Shapovalov did have a busy week in wet Geneva. Due to rain, he was forced to play two matches Thursday, then won a tough match over Pablo Cuevas in Friday before the final loss to Rudd.

In the final yesterday, he showed no signs on injury.

The 15th-ranked Shapovalov hadn’t missed a Grand Slam event since the 2017 French when he failed to qualify.

Yasutaka Uchiyama will take his place in the main draw.

From Denis:
“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.”

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