American Sebastian Korda, 46th in the world, was forced to forfeit Wimbledon (June 27-July 10) due to shin and foot pain, he announced on Twitter on Monday. “Unfortunately I had to withdraw from Wimbledon today after my match at Eastbourne. I have been dealing with terrible pain in my shin and feet for quite some time now and I can’t go on like this. I was advised to rest to recover and move forward“explained the player on the social network. He then added that he hoped to be recovered for the season on which will take place partly in the United States, in preparation for the US Open (August 29-September 11).
The 21-year-old American, son of former Czech tennis player Petr Korda, was beaten 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) by Australian John Millman (86th) on Monday in the first round of the grass court tournament of Eastbourne. Last year, Korda reached the round of 16 on the London lawn, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the quarter against Karen Khachanov (3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8).