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Full list of players who have withdrawn from French Open 2024

Published at :May 24, 2024 at 5:41 PM
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Britain’s Emma Raducanu will miss the action this year.

The second grand slam of the year, French Open 2024 has already made the headlines with the qualifying rounds ongoing. The tournament which will run till the June 9, will witness some of the best players of the world taking center stage to prove their worth on the court. 

The 2023 edition saw Novak Djokovic winning the men’s singles title, while Iga Swiatek won the women’s singles title, the pair of Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek won the men’s doubles, teams of Hseih Su-Wei and Wang Xinyu won the women’s doubles and Miyu Kato and Tim Putz won the mixed doubles. 

In the current edition, while some of the top-ranked players are slated to start their campaign, certain players will miss the tournament due to injury concerns.

Here is a list of players who are going to miss the Grand Slam event this year.  

List of players who have withdrawn from French Open 2024

Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic has been suffering from a knee injury since 2023. The former semi-finalist at the French Open is going to miss the tournament this year as he has undergone surgery.

This year, he entered as a wildcard in the Monte Carlo Masters and Madrid Open but had to withdraw from both tournaments citing the same injury. This is going to be his second consecutive absence at the French Open, as he had missed the event last year also. He has been replaced by Luca Van Assche.

Jiri Lehecka 

The 22-year-old Jiri Lehecka has also withdrawn from the 2024 French Open citing a back injury. He even had to retire during the first set in the semi-final match of the Madrid Open 2024 against Felix Auger Aliassime. 

He has been replaced by Maximilian Marterer in the tournament. This is Jiri’s first absence at the event since his first appearance in 2022. Previously, he had also missed the Italian Open 2024 due to the same injury concern. 

Matteo Berrettini

Italian tennis star Matteo Berrettini has withdrawn from the 2024 French Open. Berrettini, who missed last year’s tournament due to injury, said on Instagram he is not yet ready for best-of-five set matches despite winning the Marrakesh title in April after a six-month injury layoff.

Facundo Diaz Acosta 

The 48th-ranked, 23-year-old ATP men’s singles player from Argentina is also going to miss the mega tournament this year. Although he exited last year in the first round, would have looked to better his stats in the current year. 

David Goffin has been named as the replacement of Facundo in the tournament whose best finish was back in 2016 when he entered the quarter-final stage. 

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Karolina Muchova 

The runners-up of the previous year’s women’s singles category, Karolina Muchova has been named amongst the players who are going to miss the current edition of the grand slam due to wrist surgery. 

She has been replaced by Jodie Burrage who is going to make her second French Open appearance. Moreover, Muchova hasn’t participated in any of the tournaments this year so far.

Petra Kvitova

The former world no. #2 women’s singles tennis player is also amongst the ones who will be missing the 2024 French Open. Kvitova announced her pregnancy in January 2024, after which she didn’t feature in any tournament.

Emina Bektas is going to take the court in her place who has earlier made a single appearance in the year 2016 where she was defeated in the first qualifier. 

Belinda Bencic 

Belinda has been blessed with a baby girl in the last month, due to which the tennis player will not be on the court this season for the grand slam event in France. This will be her second back-to-back absence in the tournament as she also missed it last year. 

Aleksandra Krunic will be her replacement in the tournament who will take the court at her eleventh appearance in the tournament, over the years. Krunic’s best finish has been a second-round defeat in 2022. 

Yanina Wickmayer

The 34-year-old tennis player from Belgium is going to miss the current edition of the French Open. She had already made 14 appearances at the event over the years, with her best finish being a third-round exit in 2010, 2011, and 2016. 

Erika Andreeva will take the court at her place who is going to make her second appearance at the prestigious tournament. 

Jessica Pegula

World No. 5 Jessica Pegula has withdrawn from the French Open due to fitness concerns. The American, a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros two years ago, has been sidelined by a neck injury since April and is not fully fit to compete in the clay-court Grand Slam.

Julia Grabher

Austria’s Julia Grabher has also withdrawn from the event this year. She had already taken the court in five editions and had a best finish at the second round last year. This year she had just competed in two events and faced defeats in the very first match in each of them. 

Renata Zarazua has been named as her replacement in the tournament who had already been part of four editions to date with a second-round exit being her best finish.  

Emma Raducanu

Interestingly Emma Raducanu became the latest player to withdraw from the event citing a reason to focus on the grass and hard court matches ahead in the season. This will be Emma’s second back-to-back absence at the Roland Garros after missing it in 2023. 

Taylor Townsend

Taylor Townsend has announced her withdrawal from the 2024 French Open due to a chronic ankle sprain. The American tennis star also stated that the ankle issue flared during the Morocco Open, where she was forced to retire against Kamilla Rakhimova in the first round.

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