A few hours before the draw for the singles draws at Roland-Garros, Jérémy Chardy, Kyle Edmund and Paula Badosa withdrew from the Paris tournament.
There will be lucky-losers in the Roland-Garros singles draws, which will be drawn this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Several players were indeed forced to forfeit, which means that some who lost in the last qualifying round will be drafted to finally play the tournament. While the Chilean Cristian Garin (26 years old, 106th), affected in the ribs, announced his withdrawal on Wednesday, it was Jérémy Chardy (36 years old, 537th) and Kyle Edmund (28 years old, 445th) who were added to the list this THURSDAY. The French and the Briton were to assert their protected classification for this Roland-Garros tournament, but had to give up aligning themselves.
The Palois did not reveal an official reason, but The Republic of the Pyrenees wrote Wednesday that he was very close to a package due to a lack of preparation. The 36-year-old made his return to competition at the last Australian Open after fifteen months of absence due to a serious knee injury and the side effects of his vaccine against covid-19. He won a game in Melbourne but was then knocked out in the second round, before losing entry to Madrid and Rome. He will therefore not play his sixteenth Roland-Garros, where he reached the round of 16 in 2008 (defeat against Almagro) and in 2015 (defeat against Murray), but he will console himself by being in the box of the highest ranked French player currently, Ugo Humbert (24 years old, 38th), of which he is the trainer.
Stress fracture for Badosa
In addition, the women’s draw also lost a player just before the draw, in the person of Paula Badosa (25 years old, 29th). The Spanish player has indeed announced that she suffered from a stress fracture in the spine. A blow for the former world No. 2, who has already missed the Australian Open through injury, but who came back well, with quarter-finals played in Charleston, Stuttgart and Rome. But her package will make one happy, and a lucky-loser will join the table.