Rafael Nadal to Bianca Andreescu, big names who will miss US Open 2023 | Tennis News - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Rafael Nadal to Bianca Andreescu, big names who will miss US Open 2023

Aug 28, 2023 02:51 PM IST

In this article we take a look at top-five names who will not be able to feature in the US Open…

The long wait is finally over as the fourth and last Grand Slam of the year—US Open—is all set to start from today. US Open 2023 is headlined by the return of Novak Djokovic. The Serbian, who is coming back to the Flushing Meadows after a year, will be aiming to match Margaret Court's record of winning 24 Grand Slams- the most by any in the history of tennis. In the women’s segment, Poland’s Iga Swiatek will look to defend her US Open title. Swiatek will kick off her title defence against Swedish Rebecca Peterson at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Rafael Nadal of Spain will be missing a third straight Grand Slam event owing to his hip injury(AP)
Rafael Nadal of Spain will be missing a third straight Grand Slam event owing to his hip injury(AP)

Apart from big names like Djokovic, Swiatek and Carlos Alcaraz, this year’s US Open will have some notable absentees in the form Rafael Nadal, Emma Raducanu, Bianca Andreescu, Nick Kyrgios.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

ALSO READ: Wimbledon win given a reminder as defending champion Carlos Alcaraz aims to alter US Open 'curse'

In this article we take a look at top-five names who will not be able to feature in the US Open…

Rafael Nadal

The Spaniard, who recently underwent a successful hip surgery, will not take part at the US Open. Fitness issues kept Rafael Nadal away from Wimbledon too. The 22-time Grand Slam champion even failed to defend his French Open title due to injury. Nadal has not been in action since facing a defeat in the second round of the Australian Open in January.

Bianca Andreescu

The 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu had to withdraw from this year’s competition due to a stress fracture in her back. The Canadian was scheduled to kick off her US Open journey with a game against Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko in the first round. Andreescu even could not take part in the Cincinnati Masters.

ALSO READ: Back at US Open for first time in 2 years, Novak Djokovic aims to test his fortune at luckless Slam

Nick Kyrgios

The Aussie announced his decision to pull out of the US Open earlier this month. Nick Kyrgios will not appear at Flushing Meadows as he continues to recover from injury issues. The 28-year-old did not compete in Wimbledon due to a wrist injury. Fitness issues forced him to stay away from the Australian and French Open.

Emma Raducanu

Posting a heartfelt note on social media in May, Emma Raducanu had announced that she will be sidelined for 'the next few months.’ The British tennis player was ruled out of competitive games having undergone minor surgical procedures. Raducanu is currently completing her recovery from wrist and ankle surgery.

Kei Nishikori

The 2014 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori decided to withdraw from the final Grand Slam. The Japanese tennis player was sidelined with an injury in his left knee. The 33-year-old has been replaced in the men’s singles draw at the US Open by James Duckworth.

Catch every big hit, every wicket with Crick-it, a one stop destination for Live Scores, Match Stats, Quizzes, Polls & much more. Explore now!

Catch all the Latest IPL 2024 news and Live Cricket Score along with WPL Schedule and WPL Points Table related updates on Hindustan Times Website and APPs
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    author-default-90x90

    At HT Sports Desk, passionate reporters work round the clock to provide detailed updates from the world of sports. Expect nuanced match reports, previews,reviews, technical analysis based on statistics, the latest social media trends, expert opinions on cricket, football, tennis, badminton, hockey,motorsports, wrestling, boxing, shooting, athletics and much more.

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On