Alexandr Dolgopolov's Wimbledon comeback falls short as he withdraws



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Alexandr Dolgopolov's Wimbledon comeback falls short as he withdraws

Ukrainian tennis player Alexandr Dolgopolov has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon as he continues to recover from a right wrist injury. The 29-year-old missed the French Open and all the warm-up Wimbledon grass-court events but still failed to recover in time for The Championships.

The Ukrainian debuted at The All England Club in 2010 and is set to miss Wimbledon after eight straight appearances at the tournament. Dolgopolov twice has reached the third round at Wimbledon -- in 2013 and 2014. The Ukrainian was drawn to meet Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas in the Wimbledon first round.

Dolgopolov will receive half of the first round money since he made the cut but didn't want to play while still injured. Italian Simone Bolelli is set to replace Dolgopolov as a lucky loser and will face Cuevas in round one.

32-year-old Bolelli failed to make the main draw through qualifying as he lost in the qualifying final round to Bradley Klahn. Bolelli is now set to feature Wimbledon for the 10th time in his career. Also read: Jason Kubler living fairy tale as he qualifies for Wimbledon