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Hurkacz out of Wimbledon: "I will take some time to recover"

05.07.2024 11:30
The Polish tennis player was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a knee injury. After two collisions, Hubert Hurkacz had to exit the tournament abruptly. He issued a special statement on this matter during the night in Poland.
Hurkaczs olympic ambitions could be clouded by health issues after Wimbledon
Hurkacz's olympic ambitions could be clouded by health issues after WimbledonPAP/EPA

Hubert Hurkacz, known for his powerful serve and recent runner-up finish in Halle, was considered a dark horse contender for the Wimbledon title this year. Unfortunately, he had to exit the tournament dramatically after sustaining a knee injury while diving for a volley.

Ranked 7th and previously a semi-finalist at Wimbledon, Hurkacz faced young Frenchman Arthur Fils in the second round on Court 2 on Thursday. Despite trailing two sets to one, he was close to leveling the match in the fourth-set tie-break when he unfortunately sustained the injury.

The cancellation of Hubert Hurkacz's press conference stirred emotions in Poland. Following medical examinations, the athlete decided to issue a special statement on the matter.

After suffering a knee injury at Wimbledon today, initial medical examinations have been conducted. I will take some time to recover and undergo further medical tests in Poland. My team and I will provide more information as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone for the support - wrote the renowned tennis player on X.com a few hours ago.

Hurkacz's Olympic ambitions clouded by health issues after Wimbledon

It was previously announced that after Wimbledon, Hurkacz would prepare for the Paris Olympics, as reported by the Polish sports website sport.pl. The tennis player had planned to compete in three events – singles, doubles with Jan Zieliński, and mixed doubles with Iga Świątek, who won her second-round match 6:4, 6:3 against Petra Martić on Thursday evening at Wimbledon. Hurkacz's health issues may significantly hinder Poland's chances of winning Olympic medals.

Source: sport.pl/x.com/@HubertHurkacz