Australian Open 2022: There will be a shortage of these veterans at the first Grand Slam of the year

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Federer, Serena and Bianca Andreescu

There is only some time left for the start of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open. Tennis fans eagerly await the first Grand Slam of the season starting on January 17, 2022. As always, once again many great stars will give every hand to win the first Grand Slam of the year. On the one hand, while the world’s No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic will seek to create history by winning the first Grand Slam of the year, players like Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will become the biggest obstacle in Djokovic’s path. Between Djokovic’s good forehand and Nadal’s signature spinning strike, what spectators will miss is the absence of many legendary players from the tournament. Several star players, including Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem, have decided to withdraw from the tournament for different reasons.

These 5 great tennis stars will not be part of the Australian Open 2022,

1.Roger Federer

20-time Grand Slam champion and six-time Australian Open winner Roger Federer will miss the Australian Open for the second year in a row. Federer, ranked 16th in the ATP rankings, informed the Swiss publication Le Matin himself about it. Federer has struggled with a knee injury since the 2020 Australian Open semi-final loss. The 40-year-old Federer has been able to participate in only 5 major tournaments since the 2020 Australian Open. Federer has not returned to the tournament. court since their quarter-final loss at Wimbledon last year.

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Roger Federer

2 Serena Williams
23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will not be part of the first Grand Slam Australian Open of the year. Serena, who is ranked 41st in the WTA rankings and a seven-time Australian Open winner, issued a statement saying that she is not in good physical shape to participate in the tournament. Serena has been out of court for the past 6 months. Serena, a 40-year-old veteran American tennis player, won the 23rd Grand Slam of her career at the 2017 Australian Open. Since then, she has been unable to win any other Grand Slam titles. Let us tell you that Serena, who is struggling with fitness issues, will win another Grand Slam title and equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles.

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3. Dominic Thiem
2021 Australian Open runner-up Dominic Thiem will also not be part of the Australian Open this time around. Thiem is recovering from a wrist injury that will cause him to miss this year’s Australian Open tennis tournament. The 28-year-old Austrian has not been back on the tennis court since June. The world number 15 did not even defend his title at the US Open in September due to injury.

4.Carolina Pliskova
World number four Karolina Pliskova will miss this year’s Australian Open due to a hand injury. Pliskova suffered a hand injury during practice, after which she decided to withdraw from the tournament. Pliskova, 29, had her best performance at this tournament in 2019 when she completed her journey to the semifinals.

5. Bianca Andreescu
Bianca Andrescu, who has been battling injury for the past two years, has decided to withdraw from the first Grand Slam of the year. Andreescu, the 2019 US Open champion, was completely out of the 2020 season due to injury. The former world No. 4 tennis player has slipped to 46th place in the WTA rankings.

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