Denis Shapovalov posts update after hinting he could take extended injury break

Shapovalov hinted at Wimbledon he could take a break to address his knee injury.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Denis Shapovalov posts update after hinting he could take extended injury break

Denis Shapovalov has announced that he is set to miss Washington after revealing a knee injury at Wimbledon. Shapovalov, ranked at No 22 in the world, was scheduled to start his summer on hard courts next week in Washington.

Unfortunately for Shapovalov, he is not feeling fit enough to play and he won't be making his fourth Washington appearance this year. "Hi everyone, my knee needs some more time to heal so unfortunately I won’t be able to play in Washington DC next week.

I’ll miss the @mubadalacitidc fans this year but will hopefully see you all on the hard courts soon!" Shapovalov wrote.

Will Shapovalov play Toronto?

After withdrawing from Washington, Shapovalov's focus presumably switches to being ready for the Toronto Masters, which starts on August 7th.

Shapovalov last played at Wimbledon, where he suffered a round-of-16 defeat to Roman Safiullin after being hampered by a knee injury. After the match was over, Shapovalov revealed that he had been dealing with a knee injury for quite some time and suggested he could take an extended break to address his injury "Yeah, I think the minimum would be two months.

Yeah, I mean, hopefully, no surgery. Obviously, with surgery, it would be much longer, but I would say the minimum would be two months. Yeah, don't really know. After today it's a little bit difficult. Pretty big setback. Towards the end of the match, I couldn't even walk let alone play," Shapovalov said at Wimbledon.

Shapovalov hinted he could take some time off but also noted missing tournaments during this part of the year would be tough for him. "Yeah, that's probably the worst that it's been in a long time. Yeah, need to talk with the team.

Need to try to see some more specialists and see what I can do. But I think I've held off enough points making third round of French, fourth round here. So maybe it is a good time to take a break, try to fix this, and come back for the fall.

But then again, I would be missing an important part of the season which I love to play, which is in North America. So yeah, it's tough, but unfortunately that's our life (smiling)," Shapovalov said. It remains to be seen if Shapovalov will return to action in Toronto.

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