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Dominic Thiem, Simona Halep denied wildcards for French Open 2024 | Tennis News – Times of India

Dominic Thiem and Simona Halep

NEW DELHI: Two-time finalist at Roland Garros, Dominic Thiem will not receive a wildcard for the French Open, forcing the former US Open champion to navigate through the qualifying rounds to secure a spot in the main draw at Roland Garros.
The 30-year-old Austrian, who recently announced his retirement at the end of the season due to a persistent wrist injury, faces an uphill battle to participate in the prestigious tournament.
Simona Halep, the 2018 French Open women’s champion, and Emma Raducanu, the 2021 US Open champion from the United Kingdom, were also not granted wildcards by the French tennis federation.
The decision leaves both players to earn their place in the main draw through the qualifying rounds.
The French tennis federation awarded wildcards to several players, including Alexandre Muller, who was defeated in the fourth round of the Rome Open as a qualifier, and Alize Cornet, who will be competing in her final tournament. American Nicolas Moreno de Alboran and Australian Adam Walton also received wildcards.
The French Open, the second Grand Slam of the season, is set to commence on May 26.
(Inputs from AFP)