2021 US Open Hit by Injuries; Nakashima, Brooksby, Venus Williams Get Wild Cards

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Two of the Big 3 won’t be at the US Open. Defending champion Dominic Thiem won’t be there either.

Roger Federer will undergo another knee surgery and will be out of action indefinitely. At his age, it’s not clear if he will return to the court. (ESPN)

A chronic foot injury has ended Rafael Nadal 2021 season (Yahoo Sports)

Defending US Open champion Dominic Theim, who has been struggling with a wrist injury, pulled out of the US Open and will end his 2021 season. (Eurosport)

Borna Coric has pulled out of the US Open due to injuries. He underwent shoulder surgery earlier this year (Tennis World)

Simone Biles praises Naomi Osaka for talking about mental health (Teen Vogue)

9-year old Micaela Bryan, daughter of Bob Bryan, sang the national anthem at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. (Twitter)

Servebots are miserable to watch – Servebot Reilly Opelka (Youtube)

Daniil Medvedev’s latest confrontation is with a camera in Cincinnatti (Yahoo Sports)

USTA has announced its wild cards for the 2021 US Open.

Men’s Wild Cards

  • Jenson Brooksby
  • Brandon Nakashima
  • Jack Sock
  • Sam Riffice
  • Zachary Svajda
  • Emilio Nava
  • Ernesto Escobedo
  • Max Purcell

Women’s Wild-Cards

  • Alycia Parks (previously Venus Williams, but she moves into the main draw due to withdrawal of Kirsten Flipkens)
  • CoCo Vandeweghe
  • Emma Navarro
  • Hailey Baptiste
  • Ashlyn Krueger
  • Caty McNally
  • Katie Volynets
  • Storm Sanders

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