Big Brit blow as Jack Draper set to miss entire grass court season including Wimbledon

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Thursday, 08 June 2023 at 17:02
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Jack Draper will miss the entire grass court season including Wimbledon meaning with Emma Raducanu also out, Brit hopes will hinge on only a few players going into SW19.
Draper has continually had shoulder issues and pulled out of the French Open retiring against Tomas Etcheverry who went on to reach the latter stages.
He was even serving underarm at points as he vowed to get through the match but now the issue with his shoulder has resulted in missing next month's Wimbledon.
"It's clear my shoulder is going to need time and rehab to get back to where it needs to be", he said as per Stuart Fraser.
But no surgery is currently on the cards for the Brit who was seen as the next big hope alongside the current crop of Carlos Alcaraz for instance.
On a home hope perspective, Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie remain the big names heading into Wimbledon, with the former playing Surbiton this week to attempt to reach the top 32 seeds.
Dan Evans too will also be a top Brit, but they will not be joined by Draper with Evans himself as well as Jamie Murray remarking almost a crisis in British tennis with no female players in a Grand Slam at the French Open since 2004.
Now with Draper set for a stint on the sidelines, this only adds to the discussion.

Jack Draper has confirmed he will miss the entire British grass-court season, including Wimbledon. "It's clear my shoulder is going to need time and rehab to get back to where it needs to be," he said. But no surgery on the cards.

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BREAKING: Jack Draper is out of Wimbledon with the shoulder injury he sustained at the French Open. I'm told he is aiming for competitive comeback in mid-July. Says he needs "time and rehab" to get his shoulder back to full health.

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