Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have gained 15 US Open titles and secured a spot among the many season’s final Main legends. For the primary time since 1997, none of those three tennis giants will compete in New York, as all of them needed to withdraw attributable to accidents!
Roger Federer introduced the information first, feeling the ache in his knee once more following the quarter-final Wimbledon loss to Hubert Hurkacz and getting ready for the third knee surgical procedure after the earlier two in February and Might final 12 months.
Federer claimed 5 consecutive US Open crowns between 2004 and 2008, by no means lifting the trophy once more regardless of taking part in in a few extra finals. Federer’s ends in New York weren’t that good after the final title match in opposition to Novak Djokovic, and the Swiss will miss the US Open motion for the second straight 12 months.
The four-time champion Rafael Nadal conquered New York twice within the earlier 4 years however is not going to combat for one more crown within the subsequent two weeks attributable to ongoing foot points. Nadal’s determined to skip the final 12 months’s US Open because of the pandemic and won’t compete for the second straight 12 months, similar to Roger.
In June, Nadal injured his already troubled left foot within the Roland Garros semi-final in opposition to Novak Djokovic, taking part in solely two matches after that and realizing that he cannot compete on the best stage with out taking a correct break.
Serena Williams has joined the opposite two legend on the US Open withdrawal record.
The Spaniard is not going to play in the remainder of the season, and he hopes to get again at 100% forward of 2022. On Wednesday, Serena Williams introduced her US Open withdrawal, nonetheless fighting a torn hamstring and deciding to skip the house Main for the fourth time in a profession and the primary since 2017.
“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. New York is without doubt one of the most enjoyable cities on the earth and one in all my favourite gamers to play – I am going to miss seeing the followers however will probably be cheering everybody on from afar. Thanks in your continued help and love,” Serena Williams stated.