Bautista and Sorribes, casualties due to injury for Roland Garros

Sensitive casualties for the Navy at Roland Garros (from May 22 to June 5). Roberto Bautista, 19th in the world and fourth best Spaniard in the ATP ranking, will not be in Paris. The information, announced last night by RNE’s ‘Radiogaceta de los Deportes’, has been confirmed today, when the name of the Castellón resident has disappeared from the entry list of the tournament. The reasons behind the decision, the discomfort in the right wrist that has been dragging for weeks. Like him, he will not be in the draw for the main draw either.which is drawn this afternoon, starting at 7:00 p.m., Sara Sorribes, with a stress fracture in the rib, produced in Rome. “It’s a tough and difficult decision, but both my team and I believe it’s the right thing to do,” the 39th-ranked woman in the world posted on her personal Instagram profile., accompanying the words with a photo with Blanca Bernal, her physiotherapist. “If I have come to have a 1% chance of playing it has been thanks to her,” he added.

Draft losses. Baptist, for example, he carried without missing a major since Wimbeldon 2018, when he had to give up the tournament also due to injury, after slipping in the semifinals when he won 3-2 against Croatian Borna Coric. This time, as anticipated, his withdrawal is due to problems with his right wrist, the same ones that kept him from Monte Carlo, Barcelona or Rome. It was expected that he would reappear in the Godó, but, finally, he did so in Madrid, the only tournament on clay that he has been able to play this season. In the capital, despite dragging the inconvenience, he beat the American Jenson Brooksby, but could not pass the second round, succumbing to the British Daniel Evans. Sorribes, meanwhile, who reached the quarterfinals in Spain, was already forced to withdraw in Italy.

The absences, however, are not the only ones for the Navy, which will not have in the main draw neither Feliciano López, who will miss a Grand Slam after 20 years, nor Fernando Verdasco, both eliminated in the previous rounds.. A situation that contrasts with that of Paula Badosa or Rafa Nadal, who have already started training in the French capital. The Spaniard, moreover, after the scare caused by his defeat in Rome against Denis Shapovalov, with a lot of pain in his left foot, due to his chronic injury (Müller-Weiss syndrome). Yesterday, on the main court of Roland Garros, packed with the public, he returned to action with his mind set on his 13th title in Paris. Bautista, for his part, will focus on preparing for the grass-court tour, which will start after the Grand Slam. His next tournament, in fact, could be Halle.