World No. 11, John Isner withdraws from the Roland Garros 2019 scheduled to start from May 26. John Isner announced on Twitter that he would not be able to participate in Paris due to a stress fracture in his left foot.
The 34-year-old is recovering from the stress fracture in his foot sustained during the Miami Open 2019 finals. John Isner has not played since his 6-1, 6-4 defeat against Roger Federer in Miami. The American was forced to skip the ATP Masters event of clay season at the Monte Carlo Masters, Mutua Madrid Open and the Italian Open.
While John Isner has made it to the last-16 in Paris on three occasions in his career. However, he acknowledged, there is not a possibility for him to compete at the French Open 2019. He had reached the fourth round of the French Open 2018 before falling to Juan Martin Del Potro.
John Isner wrote on Twitter, “Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Roland Garros this year. The foot injury I sustained in Miami had not fully healed and there’s just no way I could possibly compete on the clay in Paris.”
“While missing grand slams is not something I’m accustomed to, I’ve been fortunate to have such a clean bill of health my whole career. This is a bump in the road and I’m certain I will fully recover. Hope to see everyone at Wimbledon, ” John Isner added.
John Isner has played 37 of his last 38 grand slam events since the US Open 2009. The American has skipped only one major at the Australian Open 2013 in the past decade due to a knee injury. John Isner is eyeing to come back at the Wimbledon 2019, where he would be defending his semifinal points.
Earlier, Kevin Anderson had also announced that he would be missing the French Open 2019 due to an elbow injury.
Kevin Anderson had Tweeted, “I will, unfortunately, be missing the clay season this year. After discussing with my doctors and team, we thought the best decision is to rest and rehab my elbow injury for a few more weeks.”
The world no. 8 further added that he would be aiming to return at the grass season. He said, “I will keep working hard each day to get healthy again in time for the/grass season. I’m very disappointed to be missing Estoril, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros but I know this is the right decision for the long term in my career.”