John Millman Withdraws From the French Open 2021 Minutes Before 1st Round Match

Published 05/31/2021, 6:06 AM EDT


The French Open 2021 has begun and the tennis fraternity is excited to get the second Grand Slam event of the season underway. All the top players are in the French capital and eager to begin their proceedings. The tournament is being held from the 30th of may and will be wrapped up on the 13th of June.

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Unfortunately, Australian tennis player John Millman has withdrawn from the event. He picked up a last-minute injury, forcing him to withdraw from the French Open 2021. The Australian player injured his back during his training session prior to the first-round match he was scheduled to play on Monday.

John Millman of Australia celebrates after winning a point during his Men’s Singles third round match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

John Millman bows out of the French Open 2021 in an unfortunate manner

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Millman was supposed to face Italian tennis player Gianluca Mager. It would have been their first meeting and the Australian number two player would have fancied his chances of proceeding further into the event. Due to Millman’s withdrawal, German tennis player Peter Gojowczyk will replace him and compete in the opening round match.

As there is yet a lot of tennis to play in the season, Millman will do all it takes to get fit and compete in the remainder of the tournaments. In this season so far, the Australian athlete has played a number of tournaments on the clay courts. Although he has not been able to go far, he has registered some impressive wins.

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 11: A general view inside Court Philippe Chatrier during the men’s singles final between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland on day fifteen of the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros on June 11, 2017, in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Big names to feature today at the French Open 2021

In other news at the French Open 2021, Daniil Medvedev will be up against Alexander Bublik in his first-round match. The Russian star has never won a match at Roland Garros; therefore, it will be a highly anticipated match. 

Later, Swiss star Roger Federer and American starlet Serena Williams will feature in their opening round matches on Court Philippe-Chatrier. The French Open 2021 will be hosting an evening session for the first time and it is Williams who will be the first player to feature in the session. 

As the tournament has just begun, it will be interesting to see how things unfold in Paris over the next couple of weeks. 

Watch this story: Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty, Iga Swiatek, And Other Surprising Women’s Singles Champion at French Open

 

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Roland Garros update:

OUT: Millman
IN: Gojowczyk (LL, will play against Mager)

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— Entry List Updates (@EntryLists) May 31, 2021

 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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