Tennis news: Iga Swiatek, the world No. 1, has dominated the WTA tour over the last two months. It has pulled out of the Madrid Open. Swiatek claimed an arm injury as the reason for her choice. Carlos Alcaraz’s sudden rise in the men’s game has been remarkable. Naomi Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion, agrees that the teen sensation has made the ATP tour more entertaining. Also, Holger Rune has another teenager making waves on the ATP Tour and won the BMW Open by a large margin over World No. 3 Alexander Zverev. Meanwhile, Roland Garros will not follow Wimbledon’s lead, as Russian and Belarusian players will be permitted to compete in Paris.
The women’s action at the Madrid Open will begin on Thursday, and there are some exciting matches on the schedule. Below is a roundup of the day’s top headlines:
Due to a shoulder issue, Iga Swiatek will miss the Madrid Open.
Tennis news: Iga Swiatek has recently played and won a lot of matches. She have projected to be the favorite to win the Madrid Open and extend her 23-match winning streak after winning four tournaments.
On the other hand, Swiatek has pulled out of the tournament. And owing to an arm injury that she has been dealing with since the Miami Open in March, she shared the following on Twitter:
“After a hectic few weeks in which I won four titles in a row, it’s time to focus on my arm, exhausted since the Miami Open, and I haven’t had the opportunity to handle it properly.”
Swiatek continued, “I’ve decided to skip the tournament in order to rest and prepare for the Italian Open and Roland Garros next month.”
“Also, I need to take a vacation from playing so frequently in order to treat my arm, so I’ll have to withdraw from the Mutua Madrid Open. My body is in desperate need of rest. I’m going to spend some time getting ready for my trips to Rome and Paris. I’ll see you there soon. “
Iga Swiatek added, stated in the post that she expects to perform in Madrid “many times in the future.”
Tennis news: Naomi Osaka believes Carlos Alcaraz for ATP
Naomi Osaka on Carlos Alcaraz: “I feel like he’s made everyone enthusiastic about the ATP.”
Carlos Alcaraz’s stunning rise to the top of the men’s game has captured the entire world’s attention. He’s been one of the finest players on tour this season, and he just broke into the top 10 for the first time. Moreover, the former World No. 1 Naomi Osaka has been following his progress closely and believes the teenager has reignited interest in the ATP.
Tennis news: “He seems to have gotten everyone raved about the ATP. Which I haven’t seen in a long time. I believe it’s because of his game style, how hyped he is, and how I feel watching him develop with each event,” Osaka said.
“I’m not sure what his ranking was here last year, but I’ve watched practically every tournament he’s played, including the US Open when he played (Stefanos) Tsitsipas, and seeing his growth is incredibly exciting; for everyone.”
Lastly, Naomi Osaka and Carlos Alcaraz are competing in the Madrid Open. In the first round, the Japanese will meet Anastasia Potapova, while the men’s draw has not to publish.
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