Top-ranked Norwegian tennis player Casper Ruud has also withdrawn from the upcoming Miami Masters. Ruud, who debuted in the Miami Masters main draw in 2017, has made two main draw appearances at the tournament throughout his career.
On two occasions, Ruud failed to make it past the qualifying event in Miami. Ruud pulling out of Miami shouldn't come as a surprise since he suffered a wrist injury a few days ago and gave a walkover to Alexander Zverev in the Acapulco quarterfinal.
'I’m very sad to have had to withdraw from my match today just minutes before stepping on court. My team and I have done everything we could to be ready but the pain in my wrist was too bad to be able to play today,'' Ruud said in a Twitter post.
"I wanted to thank the @AbiertoTelcel for the great hospitality this week, great tournament with an amazing atmosphere Mexico. I hope to be back in the coming years and now I will do everything I can to heal up and be ready for Miami."
Ruud recently praised the Big 3
"I think they’re all great guys. I know Rafa the best. But I’ve played against Roger and Novak in the match, they were both nice to me both on the court and off the court. You know when I see them they say hi to me," Ruud said.
"I think that’s really nice because they have hundreds and thousands of people in their life that they can say hi to and for them to come to me at the gym. "Last time at the Australian Open Djokovic didn’t have to come to say hi to me at the gym.
They’re nice guys and know how to behave well. They have experienced while growing up. Maybe Sampras came to Roger when he was young. I would say I know Rafa better and we say hi all the time. He sends me messages and he’s the closest I am to, but the two other guys are as nice as him”.