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Delpo officially withdraws from the US Open.

Posted by tennisplanet on August 21, 2010

“But I have only started practicing in the last two weeks and unfortunately I cannot compete at the top level yet,” he said. “I look forward to returning to New York in 2011 and wish all the best to the tournament organizers and my fellow players.”

“It is unfortunate that Juan Martin has not recovered from wrist surgery in time to defend his U.S. Open title,” tournament director Jim Curley said Saturday. “We wish him all the best and look forward to his return to New York next year.”

Delpo becomes only the third U.S. Open men’s champion in the 42-year Open era who didn’t defend the title.

Since 1968, the only other men who didn’t defend U.S. Open titles were Ken Rosewall in 1971 and Pete Sampras in 2003. Sampras retired after winning the 2002 U.S. Open in his final match as a professional.

Other US Open champions not competing / injured this year:

Serena.

Justine.

Venus.

Sharapova.

Clijsters.

Serena is the first No. 1 in the 35-year history of the women’s rankings to miss the U.S. Open.

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4 Responses to “Delpo officially withdraws from the US Open.”

  1. bluechyll said

    There’s pics of Serena after her surgery about a month ago here:

    >>>http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1296542/Tennis-champ-Serena-Williams-hobbles-crutches-foot-surgery.html<<&lt;

    That cast looks pretty big 😯

    "Though clearly frustrated, Serena made light of her ailment when posting to fans on Twitter yesterday."

    'Arghhhh butt is so sore from laying on it!! lol u would think I would have tons of cushion!! lol'

    • Dee said

      I am glad we have Tennis Bluechyll,in the midst of elections. We are still government less.

      • bluechyll said

        Absolutely Dee! It’s so nice to have something else to follow. I personally have no interest in politics whatsoever 😛

        It was the first time I’ve ever had to vote yesterday, because I only turned 18 back in January.

  2. Jenny said

    Shame about Delpo, [loss of 2,000 points too] but I doubt he would have been a serious threat at the Open this year. Best to get fully fit and confident, no matter how long it takes. He’s still young enough to get back up.

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