Aug 17, 1 year ago

World no. 9 kei Nishikori is the latest to withdraw from US Open due to injury

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According to a statement released by the player’s manager, Olivier van Lindonk, the world No. 9 kei Nishikori tore a tendon in his right wrist during a practice session on Sunday in preparation for this week’s Western & Southern Open Masters tournament in Cincinnati:“Kei hit a serve and heard a ‘pop’ in his wrist.

With his withdrawal, he has joined the likes of Novak Djokovic & Stan Wawrinka who are out too duw to injury respectively.

We went straight to the hospital to take an MRI. Yesterday, we went to see a very renowned wrist specialist who works with many of the MLB baseball pitchers. “Kei will withdraw from all the 2017 tournaments and work hard to be ready for next year.”



According to Lindonk, surgery on the wrist is out of the question — at least for now: “At this stage, we have elected not to do surgery and Kei is in a cast.

After the swelling comes down in the next weeks, we will evaluate next steps.” Nishikori, runner-up at the 2014 US Open, is the third player to withdraw from the last Grand Slam event of the year.

Former world No.1 Novak Djokovic confirmed he would miss the rest of the season due to an elbow injury, while No. 5-ranked Stanislas Wawrinka, who defeated Nishikori in last year’s US Open semifinals on his way to lifting the trophy, cited a knee as the reason he was forced to excuse himself from the tournament.

All three were semifinalists in Flushing Meadows a year ago. This isn’t the first time Nishikori has been relegated to the sidelines of a Grand Slam event. An injury to his right elbow banished the player from the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2009.



An abdominal injury forced him to sit out the 2012 French Open, and a back injury played a role in his first round exit in the 2014 French Open, where he lost to Slovakia’s world No. 59 Martin Clazin.


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