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The 2023 men’s singles Wimbledon Championships promises to be a tournament like no other. And there are a number of reasons why this is the case, with most of them centred around Novak Djokovic. As I’m sure you are aware, many are now hailing this man as the greatest tennis player of all time. Following his Roland Garros victory, he has surpassed his nearest rival, Rafael Nadal, in terms of the number of Grand Slams he has won. Yet Wimbledon 2023 brings his previous rival back into view – Roger Federer.
Djokovic has a shot at levelling Federer’s record of 8 Wimbledon titles, and there are other records that Djokovic can break at Wimbledon 2023. However, as great as all this is, the Wimbledon 2023 men’s singles won’t quite be so spectacular for a growing number of players. This brings me to the actual objective of this post today. In recent weeks and days, we have seen an increasing number of Wimbledon withdrawals that relate to the men’s singles tournament.
As you probably know, when this occurs, there will be adaptations in the seedings and the possible draw because of the absences of certain individuals. And if you haven’t yet seen the news concerning the latest 2023 Wimbledon withdrawals, you’ll soon learn all about them within the following sections.
The Latest Wimbledon 2023 Withdrawals for the Men’s Singles Draw
- 1 The Latest Wimbledon 2023 Withdrawals for the Men’s Singles Draw
- 2 Wimbledon 2023 Withdrawals – FAQs
At the time of writing, there are a few things that we know with absolute certainty regarding the Wimbledon 2023 men’s singles event. These relate to things like the date for the tournament, the entry list, who the favourites are, and what the prize money will be. However, other things such as the draw and who will play who won’t be known until the event comes closer. As for other concrete information that we know about the event, the Wimbledon withdrawals is one of such areas.
The only difference is that more players can be added to the list of withdrawals as the tournament edges ever near. But for now, I can show you exactly who has withdrawn from the tournament according to the latest information.
I may as well start with the most significant withdrawal of them all, Rafael Nadal. His withdrawal was confirmed weeks ago when he made his announcement that he would also miss the French Open. Because Nadal has undergone surgery for the injury that has plagued his season since the Australian Open, it is still unclear as to when he will return to the tour. Additionally, since he stated that 2024 will be his last season, sadly, this means he will only compete at Wimbledon one more time.
The most recent withdrawal announcement from the men’s singles event relates to the big-hitting Russian, Karen Khachanov. He has recently announced that he has suffered a stress fracture in his back, which he sustained during the French Open. Since he was due to be one of the main seeds at Wimbledon 2023, his withdrawal does have a direct impact on the draw. And as a previous quarter-finalist, his absence means that a major threat will not be there in 2023.
Jack Draper was going to be one of Britain’s biggest hopes at Wimbledon 2023. But unfortunately, he has also been added to the list as one of the key Wimbledon withdrawals this year. The reason for Draper’s withdrawal is that he suffered a shoulder injury at the French Open, which only adds to the terrible luck he has had with injuries this season.
This is another blow for Spanish tennis fans, as Pablo Carreno-Busta will also not be competing at Wimbledon this year. At the time of this man’s entry to the event, he was 21 in the world, which means that he would also have been seeded this year. Not only that but because of his ongoing elbow issues, this means that he hasn’t competed on tour now since February 2023.
Marin Cilic has enjoyed huge success at Wimbledon in the past, and I’m sure he was very much looking forward to competing this year. But having undergone surgery on his knee early on in the season, it would seem that he still doesn’t feel ready to compete at the highest level. This is a great shame as he had initially planned to return to the tour for the beginning of the grass-court season.
Wimbledon 2023 Withdrawals – FAQs
Are the guys that have withdrawn being replaced by anyone?
Yes, they have all been replaced by lower-ranked players.
Will there be additional Wimbledon withdrawals prior to the event?
We will have to wait and see what the next week brings.
Can these withdrawals be reversed?
No, once a player has withdrawn this is final.
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