Alexei Popyrin on Sunday grew to become the newest Australian participant to withdraw from the US Open, following compatriots Ashleigh Barty and Nick Kyrgios.
The choice by Popyrin, the 20-year-old world quantity 103, implies that former champion Andy Murray strikes into the principle draw as of proper having already been awarded a wild card by the organisers.
Girls’s world primary Barty and Kyrgios, one of many sport’s main drawcards regardless of his rating of 40, had each stated they’d not make the journey to New York for the Grand Slam occasion.
They cited critical well being issues over the coronavirus for his or her resolution.
The rationale for Popyrin’s withdrawal was not given.
4-time champion Rafael Nadal has additionally opted not to participate as have girls’s prime 10 gamers Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens.
Murray, at present ranked 129 after a prolonged interval battling a hip damage, narrowly missed direct entry into the US Open which begins on 31 August.
The 33-year-old received the primary of his three Grand Slam titles on the match in 2012, turning into the primary British male to win a serious since Fred Perry in 1936.
Mitchell Krueger of the USA will obtain the wild card entry beforehand awarded to Murray.