World No. 46 Mikhail Kukushkin and France's Adrian Mannarino have decided not to play the week before the US Open as both have withdrawn from the upcoming Winston-Salem Open. Kukushkin, who is enjoying a career-best season on the tour, won't be making his fifth appearance in Winston-Salem next week and returning to the American event for the first time since 2016.
The 31-year-old has never made a notable run in Winston-Salem as he once made the round-of-16, once the second round and twice picked up a first round exit at the tournament. Mannarino, who finally captured his maiden ATP title this year in 's-Hertogenbosch, won't make a fourth Winston-Salem appearance this year and put an end to his five-year absence from the tournament.
Former world No. 22 Mannarino picked up back-to-back Winston-Salem first round exits in 2011 and 2013 respectively, before he made the second round in his last appearance at the tournament in 2014. Following the withdrawals of Kukushkin and Mannarino, two spots in the Winston-Salem main draw have opened for former world No. 19 Marcel Granollers and rising Polish star Kamil Majchrzak.