The 2023 edition of Wimbledon is set to begin in a few days, where players from all over the world will battle it out to secure the ultimate glory.
Just like every edition, some of the big names will not be able to take part in the competition because of various reasons.
We are bringing you a list of five such players who will be a big miss in the upcoming mega-event.
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Fifth on the list featured America’s Amanda Anisimova. The 21-year-old reached the quarterfinal of Wimbledon in 2022 and was eventually beaten by Romania’s Simona Halep.
But this time around, the New Jersey-born will not participate in the upcoming competition after announcing in May that she will be taking an indefinite break from tennis to focus on mental health.
4. Marin Cilic
Fourth on the list featured former US Open winner Marin Cilic. The 34-year-old, who was the runner-up in Wimbledon 2017 where he lost the final to Roger Federer with a score of 6–3, 6–1, 6–4, will not feature in the mega-event after failing to recover from a knee injury.
He did not feature in the tournament’s previous edition as well after testing positive for Covid-19.
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3. Naomi Osaka
Third on the list features America’s Naomi Osaka. The 25-year-old has not played a professional match since September 2022 after withdrawing from the Pan Pacific Open due to abdominal pain.
It was later announced that the former world number one will not play any professional tennis in 2023 because of pregnancy.
2. Simona Halep
Second in the list features the 2019 winner Simona Halep. The 31-year-old has not played a professional tennis match after losing to Ukraine’s Daria Snigur in the opening round.
Soon after, Halep tested positive in a doping test and her hearing has just begun recently where a decision is expected to be announced soon, according to reports in the Romanian media.
1. Rafael Nadal
First in the list features 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal. The two-time Wimbledon champion will not be able to participate in the competition as he is still recovering from a hip injury sustained during the Australian Open earlier this year. That injury also made Nadal miss the French Open.