Five Withdrawals From Italian Open

by Bonnie Kilgore
jannik sinner injured

With the Italian Open commencing on Wednesday and with top players ready to compete, the tournament will be experiencing five players who have chosen to withdraw from the Rome tournament due to injury.

Carlos Alcaraz

Wimbledon’s 2023 champion Carlos Alcaraz opted to withdraw from the Italian Open due to a forearm injury. He had already withdrawn from the Monte Carlo and Barcelona  tournaments. The Spaniard is concentrating on the task ahead as one of the favorites of the French Open.

Andy Murray

British player and former World Number One Andy Murray injured two ligaments in his left ankle during the Miami Open in March and his future has been uncertain. He has spent his time in recovery, hoping to play in the French Open.

 Arthur Cazaux

At the Barcelona Open Frenchman Arthur Cazaux experienced a nightmarish injury by twisting his ankle in a match against Matteo Arnaldi. He will not be playing in the Italian Open and it’s not known if he’ll return to the sport.

Facundo Diaz Acosta

After Facundo Diaz Acosta’s 6 – 4, 3 – 6, 6 – 7 loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Barcelona, the Argentinian has given official reason for his resolution not to play in the Italian Open. 

Jannik Sinner

Second ranked Italian Jannik Sinner disclosed Saturday that he is withdrawing from the Italian Open due to an injured hip. The home crowd will be disappointed in being prohibited from watching Sinner play on his home court, the first home player in decades.

Injured But Playing

Daniil Medvedev

After Number Four ranked Daniil Medvedev’s retirement from the Madrid Open due to an upper right leg injury while playing against Felix Auger-Aliassime, his playing in the Italian Open was doubtful.  However, it has been announced that the Russian will be playing in the tournament.

Jiri Lehecka

Czech Jiri Lehecka retired during the midway point of the set against Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime during the semifinal match of the Madrid Open. It’s been announced he will be in shape to play the Italian Open in Rome.

Players Announced To Play The Italian Open In Rome

 The ATP Tour arrives in Rome for the Italian Open and the final clay-court Masters 1000 of the season.

Fans will be able to watch Jiri Lehecka, Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Holger Rune and more compete on the clay-courts of Rome.

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1 comment

weelie May 8, 2024 - 13:48

“The home crowd will be disappointed in being prohibited from watching Sinner play on his home court, the first home player in decades.”

What about Fognini, Berettini, etc?


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