Nicolas Jarry set for Wimbledon return after battling vertigo syndrome

Thursday, 27 June 2024 at 20:24
Nicolas Jarry is ready for Wimbledon despite being sidelined for several weeks due to an illness. The world No. 19 suffered from Ménière's Vertigo Syndrome, which kept him away from the courts: "The nerve in my ear became inflamed due to a viral infection, so I lost all balance," he said a couple of weeks ago.
The Chilean had a disappointing exit in the first round of the 2024 French Open against Corentin Moutet, just days after reaching his first Masters 1000 final at the Rome Open. Jarry hasn't competed in over a month and will play Wimbledon without any grass-court tournaments beforehand.

Jarry overcomes vertigo syndrome

Jarry's season was at a high point a month ago after reaching his first Masters 1000 final. The Chilean, who entered the top 20 last year, couldn't replicate his performance at Roland Garros and suffered an early exit. Although he was expected to play at the Queen’s Club Championships, he withdrew at the last minute due to illness: “The doctor says this could last months, weeks, but I am doing all the possible exercises to reduce it,” Jarry said.
A week ago, Jarry mentioned the ongoing uncertainty about his return despite some improvements: "I managed to reduce the inflammation in my ear so that at least my eye doesn't move much, because it's a vertigo condition. I've been in bed for three weeks, and it's one of the off-court situations I've faced this year. I'm not training yet, I can't go to the court, I don't know when I'll be able to," he emphasized.
Now there is good news for the South American, as he seems to have overcome the ear problem and is awaiting the draw. According to tennis expert Eduardo Varela, the Chilean is in good condition to play in the main draw of Wimbledon: “Nicolas Jarry improves every day in the run-up to Wimbledon after his long break due to illness. He and his technical team hope that the draw will make them debut on Tuesday to have an extra day of adaptation. He will play only if he is in good condition; everything indicates that he will arrive well.”
Jarry's participation at 2023 Wimbledon was remarkable. As 25th seed he advanced through the first rounds with wins over Marco Cecchinato and Jason Kubler, both in four sets. The Chilean's big serve helped him to be dominant in the early rounds. In the third round he came up against Carlos Alcaraz, who he gave a tough fight, but was eventually eliminated by the eventual champion 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 7-5.

Nicolás Jarry mejora cada día en la previa de Wimbledon después de su larga pausa por enfermedad. Él y su equipo técnico esperan que el sorteo los haga debutar el martes para tener un día + de adaptación. Jugará solo si está en buenas condiciones, todo indica que llegará bien.


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