Wholesale low. The US Open is coming, the fourth and last Grand Slam of the year, with significant absences. In fact, five of the eight male champions of that Major who are still active will not be able to play it at this time. They are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Juan Martín del Potro and Dominic Thiem. And they will be from the game Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Marin Cilic.
The striking fact is that There are three of the four Grand Slams, the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, which have been won among four men currently active on the circuit, while the US Open now has eight champions among men who continue to play professionally.
In Australia Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Wawrinka, the owners of the individual title on Melbourne’s hard courts since 2006, were crowned consecutively.
For their part, at Roland Garros Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Wawrinka were crowned, the same quartet, dominating the Paris clay since 2005 without interruptions from other colleagues.
At Wimbledon the streak is tremendous: only Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Murray have become champions on the London turf since 2003.
Now comes the US Open, on the hard surface of New York, where they have been repeated as crown winners in singles, since 2004, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka, taking into account the other Major, but Del Potro joined , Thiem and Marin Cilic.
On this occasion, due to different injuries, both Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka, Del Potro and Thiem will not play in the US Open. Even the Swiss, the Spanish and the Austrian will no longer be able to act officially until 2022.
Therefore, of the eight active champions of that Grand Slam, only three will say they are present in New York, such as Djokovic, Murray and Cilic. Big names, who draw crowds, will no doubt be missed …