Auger-Aliassime misses Roland-Garros
Quebecker Felix Auger-Aliassime retired from the French Open with a groin injury.
A uger-Aliassime lost in the final of the Lyon Open against Frenchman Benoît Paire on Saturday. He admitted after the meeting that he was “physically impaired”.
He suffered this injury in the semifinals of the same tournament, when he defeated Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili.
“I felt great, then it was in the semifinal (Lyon) that I began to feel pain in the groin. It was unexpected, said Auger-Aliassime. At the same time, we had time to think, to undergo exams and it’s a thoughtful decision.
“I’m at peace because I know it’s not serious, I’ll heal quickly. But I have to be careful. ”
Auger-Aliassime said the healing period should be seven to 10 days. He should be reinstated in time for the start of the grass season and is still registered for the tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, starting June 10.
“We waited for exams (Sunday) in Paris and the doctors were not in favor of seeing me play,” said Auger-Aliassime. After that, we made the decision to withdraw from the tournament. ”
The 18-year-old tennis player has been replaced by Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the main draw of the French Open.
Auger-Aliassime was preparing to participate in a first Grand Slam tournament as a seed, the 25th. His participation in the final of the Lyon Open means he will climb to 22nd place in the world ranking update, Monday.
Ontarian Denis Shapovalov is the only Canadian in the men’s singles competition. Shapovalov, 20th seeded, will face German Jan-Lennard Struff on Monday in the first round.
Milos Raonic dropped out last Thursday because of a right knee injury.