On Friday, June 23, World No. 11 Karen Khachanov confirmed his withdrawal from this year’s Wimbledon due to a stress fracture suffered during the French Open earlier this month. Khachanov will thus miss the grass-court Grand Slam for the second year in a row, after missing the Championships last year owing to a Russian and Belarussian player ban.
Khachanov, ranked 11 in the world, reached the quarter-finals of Roland Garros, where he took a set off Novak Djokovic before falling to the Serbian, who went on to win the title.
The 27-year-old Russian was one of the most in-form players at Grand Slams in the previous year, reaching the semi-finals of both the US Open and the Australian Open.
The Championship is all set to begin on July 3rd, 2023.
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