Pablo Carreno Busta has withdrawn from Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam event of the season that will be played from 3 to 16 July. The Gijon native decided to skip the whole grass-court season, including Wimbledon, due to the abdominal injury he suffered during the first set against his compatriot Rafael Nadal at the Roland Garros.
Carreno had already withdrawn from 's-Hertogenbosch and Halle, and he had admitted that it would have been difficult for him to play at the All England Club. 'I'm still in recovery', he had said. 'I suffered a small rupture in the rectum of the abdomen and, until now, the doctors are cautious, they do not allow me to force yet.
We are going to try to recover as soon as possible to see if I can reach Wimbledon, little by little, at the moment it is difficult.' He should play his next tournament in Bastad, Sweden, on clay, in mid-July and then he is also committed to play in the ATP 500 Hamburg.
It's surely a pity for the Spaniard player, who is No. 9 in the ATP Race to London. In the main draw the Argentinean Facundo Bagnis will replace him. ALSO READ: Boris Becker: 'Djokovic needs a new coach soon'