This Saturday, the Wimbledon organization made public the list of participants for the Grand Slam, which will start on June 27. In these ‘entry list’, which can still be modified, the absences of Russian and Belarusian tennis players stand out, such as the future world number one, Daniil Medvedev, in addition to legends such as the Swiss Roger Federer and the American Serena Williams. who, for the time being, if he is on the entry list is the Spanish Rafa Nadal, although at the end of Roland Garros he will announce his future calendar, with the possibility that he will take a break to relieve the pain in his left foot.
On the roster for the men’s tournament, the main absences of favorites are those of Daniil Medvedev, number two in the world (and one as of June 13), and Andrey Rublev, number seven in the ATP ranking. These players will not be at Wimbledon following the tournament decision in which Russian and Belarusian tennis players are not allowed to participate following his country’s invasion of Ukraine. This measure also affects Karen Khachanov, Aslan Karatsev and Ilya Ivashka, outside the list of participants. Other noteworthy absences are those of Kei Nishikori, still out due to injury, and Roger Federer. The Swiss, who will turn 41 in a few months, has not competed since last Wimbledon, when he was eliminated by Hurkacz in the quarterfinals. Since then, Roger has been recovering from a new operation on his knee, although the Swiss’s intentions are to return to the slopes. However, he will not be at Wimbledon.
Yes, for the moment, Rafa Nadal and Alexander Zverev appear. The Balearic, who will play the Roland Garros final tomorrow, He has suffered in recent weeks with his left foot, where he suffers from a chronic injury. At the end of the Parisian tournament, Nadal is expected to clarify his participation in London. The presence of the German is not expected either, after injuring himself in the semifinal against Nadal, Zverev pointed out that the ankle problems “seem serious”. There are also favorites like Novak Djokovic or Carlos Alcaraz, or last year’s finalist, the Italian Matteo Berrettini, who hasn’t competed in several months. The casualties have already been announced. have made it possible for the Spanish Fernando Verdasco to access the final table without having to go through the previous one, while, right now, Feliciano López is the second reserve, so it is also very possible that the same thing happens to him.
In the list of participants for the women’s draw, Serena Williams is still missing. The 23-time major winner has not competed since Wimbledon 2021, and is about to lose all points and not appear in the rankings. Nevertheless, Serena does not appear in the casualties section, so it is possible that the organization gives a ‘wild card’ to the American, who has been seen training lately at 40 years old. “The invitations for the qualification and for the main draw will be announced shortly before the tournament. The heads of series will be announced in the first fortnight of the month and will be from the world ranking”, announced the organization. The Spaniards Paula Badosa and Garbiñe Muguruza do appear, and there’s also Naomi Osaka, that a few weeks ago he pointed out that he was not clear about his participation in Wimbledon after the decision to separate Russians and Belarusians.