Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has canceled the French Open in Paris, which starts on May 28. Last year’s Wimbledon final winner pulled back from his clay-court Grand Slam debut on Tuesday, media reports said. The 28-year-old has not played a professional match since undergoing knee surgery in January and was forced to cancel at short notice the Australian Open at the start of the year in Melbourne due to problems.
The cancellation is also important for Dominic Thiem, who will have his first match on Tuesday afternoon at the ATP Challenger in Bordeaux against Benoit Paire (FRA): because the two-time finalist at Roland Garros (2018 and 2019) is now one. Elimination player coming from 128 fixed field in major competition for major. There is a good chance that Tim will be there without a wildcard or qualification. There is still a big question mark behind Rafael Nadal’s appearance.
Six wildcards for French
Organizers announced the six wildcards on Monday night (Arthur Cazaaux, Arthur Fells, Hugo Gaston, Hugo Grenier, Giovanni Mpechi Periard, Benoît Pierre), among them Thiem was not. However, Roland Garros gave away eight “free tickets” last year. The two remaining wildcards are usually given to an Australian and an American. However, it is very likely that the organizers have information yet to be released – such as another cancellation – and see Thiem already in the main competition.
The only positive: Thiem will be in the qualifiers against the Austrians Jurij Rodionov, Philipp Misulich, Sebastian Ovner, Maximilian Neukrist and Denis Novak, first place.
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