As the clay and grass court tournaments wind up, the hardcourt Masters events will be soon getting on board at Rogers Cup 2019 and the draw for the tournament will be out in a few hours. The defending champion and the top-seed, Rafael Nadal is the only ‘Big Three’ contender in the tournament as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic decide to take an extended break from tennis before they commence their US Open Series.
Besides them, there are few others from the tour who will be missing the Canadian event due to their on-going injuries and other engagements in life.
Juan Martin Del Potro
The Argentine is recovering from a career-intimidating injury of his knee. The ‘Tower of Tandil’ has got rid of his crutches and started off with light physical activities and he has recovered fully after the operation of the right knee which took place in the month of June. However, Del Potro’s return to the circuit is not determined yet.
The first quarter of the season was triumphing for Petra, but after her withdrawal from French Open 2019 due to a forearm injury, Kvitova’s run on the WTA tour has been wobbly and since then, she only featured at Wimbledon 2019 and won three matches there. Her withdrawal gives Venus Williams a direct entry into Rogers Cup 2019.
I'm so disappointed to have to withdraw from @rogerscup 😔
My forearm injury is continuing to cause problems so, on the advice of my medical team, I won't make the trip to Canada.
I will really miss being in Toronto this year and wish the tournament every success 😘
— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) August 2, 2019
After his defeat to Daniil Medvedev in Washington DC, Tiafoe said, “unfortunately, the minor foot injury that I suffered Tuesday night was aggravated during my match tonight. Based on the doctors’ recommendation, I’ve made a decision to rest for several days. Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to play the Canadian Open.” Hence he will abstain from Rogers Cup 2019.
Over the past few weeks, it has been a topsy-turvy ride for Muguruza on the women’s tour. She parted ways with her longtime coach, Sam Sumyk after her opening round upset at Wimbledon 2019 and recently she pulled out from the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, California due to an injury in her leg, and now she withdrew from the Premier five-event in Toronto.
Rangy South Africa, Anderson recently pulled out from the Citi Open 2019 due to a right knee injury and consequently, he will be absent from Montreal Masters.
Verdasco will not be present at Rogers Cup 2019.
The Italian was drawn to face Feliciano Lopez in Canada’s opening round, but due to an injury on the left foot, Berrettini withdrew at the last moment.
Former champion, Vesnina is on her maternity hiatus and hence she won’t be seen at Rogers Cup 2019.
Due to her back injury issues, Boulter will be absent from Rogers Cup 2019.
Mirza has been away from to the WTA Tour since October 2017, she was last seen in action at China Open 2017 and she last won her title at Brisbane International in tandem with Bethanie Mattek-Sands. After her maternity hiatus, she will be returning to the circuit in January 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics is Sania’s next goal.
He will be absent from Rogers Cup 2019.
Karlovic retired from the second round of Rogers Cup 2019 qualifiers an injury.
The French Open finalist pulled out from Toronto Masters and Victoria Azarenka gets into the main draw.
World Number 53, Cuevas has withdrawn from Rogers Cup 2019 and the 33-year-old has played the tournament just once in his career.
Zvonareva will be absent from Rogers Cup 2019.