Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dolgopolov out of Wimbledon

Dolgopolov out of Wimbledon
Dolgopolov out of Wimbledon

Alexandr Dolgopolov became the latest player to withdraw from Wimbledon due to a wrist injury.

Dolgopolov was replaced by "lucky loser" Simone Bolelli.

He joins a list that includes Chung Hyeon and Roberto Bautista Agut.

Dolgopolov was at the center of controversy last year when he lasted only nine games against Roger Federer in the first round before retiring hurt.

On the same day, also on Center Court, Martin Klizan pulled out after eight games against Novak Djokovic.

The spate of retirements forced a rule change which means players who withdraw in the first round with a pre-existing injury risk losing all of their prize money, which for first-round losers this year is 39,000 pounds ($51,515.10).

However, a player who withdraws after the draw is made but before their match, can collect 50 percent of their first-round losers' fee.