Denis Shapovalov Pulls Out Of French Open Due To Shoulder Injury

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Ottawa: Canada’s world number 15 Denis Shapovalov on Sunday announced that he will not play at the French Open due to a lingering shoulder injury.

“I am saddened to share that after consulting with my medical team I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from Roland Garros. Unfortunately, my shoulder has been bothering me over the last few weeks and, while all medical tests look good, it is for the best to play it safe and rest,” tweeted the 22-year-old.

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Shapovalov was runner-up to Casper Ruud in the Geneva clay court final on Saturday.

At the Rome Masters last week, he had two match points in the third round against Rafael Nadal before the 13-time Roland Garros champion recovered to win.

He is the latest big name to withdraw from Roland Garros, which starts next Sunday, after former champions Stan Wawrinka and Simona Halep.

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