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Injured Players List for the French Open 2022

Published 05/18/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

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Undoubtedly, the French Open is one of the most unique Grand Slam tournaments in the world and is not far away from us. In the past, this tournament gave us many stars, and some players made it their fortress, like Rafael Nadal. Remarkably, the 35-year-old Spaniard won this tournament 13 times and is all set to go for his 14th. However, there was an injury concern for him as he aggravated his previous foot injury at the recently concluded Italian Open. Along with Nadal, there are also a few other players who will likely miss the French Open 2022 due to injuries. 

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Despite the foot injury, Nadal will play through the pain. The 21-time Grand Slam will look for his 22nd Major at this tournament. Meanwhile, 20-time Grand Slam winner and the winner of the 2009 French Open title, Roger Federer is still recovering from knee surgery. As a result, he will miss the French Open this season. 

World no.10 and last year’s Wimbledon finalist, Matteo Berrettini has also withdrawn from the French Open. Earlier in March, he announced that he had minor surgery on his right hand, hoping to return to the French Open. Unfortunately, he will miss this year’s Roland Garros, as he’s eying a grass court return. Another Frenchman, Gael Monfils, also announced his withdrawal from the French Open due to a foot injury, which has been bothering him for the last few weeks. 


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Meanwhile, some other big names like Nick Kyrgios and Andy Murray will also probably miss the French Open due to their lack of interest in playing on the red soil.

On the women’s side, last year’s champion Barbora Krejcikova will probably miss the tournament this year; suffering an elbow injury. In the meantime, the runner-up, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, has earlier announced her withdrawal from French Open, due to a series of injuries. Moreover, she will miss the entire 2022 season and hoping to make a strong comeback in the next year. Apart from them, both Venus and Serena Williams will also potentially miss this year’s French Open. Notably, they have not played any matches on the tour for around a year. 

2021 US Open winner, Emma Raducanu, recently suffered a back injury and had to retire from the Italian Open. At the moment, it’s uncertain whether she will play or not. Recently, Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina announced her pregnancy, which means she will miss tennis, possibly for a long time. 


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When is the French Open 2022 draw?

The draw for the French Open will take place on the 19th of May. In the men’s tennis, Novak Djokovic will enter the main draw as the top seed and in the women’s draw, Iga Swiatek will be the top seed. The French Open main draw will start from 22nd May to 5th June. 


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Debkinkar Maity


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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.
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