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Tsitsipas, Korda pull out of Acapulco next week
The Greek player said a shoulder injury will prevent him from competing in one of his favorite destinations
World No 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas and young American Sebastian Korda have both pulled out of next week’s ATP 500 event in Acapulco, Mexico.
Tsitispas, who reached his second Grand Slam final at the Australian Open last month, posted an update on social media earlier today, saying that a shoulder injury will prevent him from competing in Acapulco.
“It is with great disappointment that I must announce my withdrawal from the 2023 Abierto Mexicano de Tennis in Acapulco die to a shoulder injury I sustained after the Australian Open,” the Greek star wrote on social media. “Mexico is one of my favourite destinations in the world, and I have always cherished the opportunity to compete in this prestigious tournament,” the Greek player said.
I will use this time to rest, recover, and come back stronger than everStefanos Tsitsipas
“Mexico is one of my favorite destinations in the world, and I have always cherished the opportunity to compete in this prestigious tournament. I am incredibly grateful for the support that I have received from the tennis people and the fans in Mexico over the past couple of years. Your unwavering support has been a tremendous source of inspiration and motivation for me, and I am truly thankful for all the encouragement and kindness that you have shown me.”
“Although this setback is disappointing, I am choosing to focus on the positives. I will use this time to rest, recover, and come back stronger than ever. I will continue to work hard and strive towards my goals, and I am confident that I will have many more opportunities to compete in Mexico in the future.”
Tsitsipas, who reached the Acapulco final in 2021 and the semis last year, last competed in Rotterdam where he lost to Jannik Sinner in the second round.
22-year-old American Sebastian Korda, ranked No 26 in the world, has also pulled out of the tournament due to injury.
Four top 10 players are still entered in the draw, including world No 2 Carlos Alcaraz, world No 4 Casper Ruud, world No 7 Taylor Fritz and world No 10 Holger Rune.