Borna Ćorić Pulls Out of Wimbledon Due to Back Injury

Daniela Rogulj

June 29, 2019 – Croatia’s current best tennis player Borna Ćorić has canceled his performance at Wimbledon this year. 

Borna Ćorić will not play at the Wimbledon tournament this season after he failed to recover from a back injury he earned in the quarter-final of the Halle Open in Germany last week; a tournament he won back in 2018.

Recall, Ćorić retired in the quarter-final of the tournament after losing the first set. He’s been rehabilitating since the game on June 21, though there wasn’t enough time until Wimbledon to fully recover.

Ćorić, as the 14th seed of Wimbledon, was supposed to play against Slovenia’s Aljaž Bedene in the 1st round. Schnur has now jumped in Borna’s place. 

“I am sad to announce I have to skip Wimbledon this year. Minor injury with bad timing will keep me out for 7-10 days. I was really looking forward to playing in London, but I have to concentrate on my recovery now and hopefully I will get to London in the end of a year :),” Borna wrote to his followers on Twitter.

“Positive thing in all this is I am going to spend some time with my family and friends 🙂 Thanks for all the messages you guys sent me, see you in Umag,” he added on his Twitter page. 

Croatia will still have two representatives the singles competition – Marin Čilić and Ivo Karlović. 

Marin Čilić, the 13th seed of Wimbledon, will play in the second round against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who he’s played twice and defeated once. If Ćorić wins, he awaits the winner of Portuguese player Joao Sousa and British player Paul Jubb.

Ivo Karlović’s opponent in the first round is Italian Andrea Arnaboldi, the 209th tennis player in the world, who he has not met thus far. If the 40-year-old advances to the second round, he awaits the winner of Greek player Stefan Tsitsipas, the 7th seed of the tournament, and Italian Thomas Fabian.

The third Grand Slam tournament season begins on Monday.

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