Six players withdrew from Wimbledon, including former Top-10 player Mardy Fish, who said he will attempt to return to play in Atlanta two weeks after Wimbledon ends. Fish has been troubled by heart issues and related anxiety.
Former Top 5 player Nikolay Davydenko also pulled out, as did American Brian Baker and Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who beat Rafael Nadal at the 2005 Wimbledon. On the women’s side, China’s Ying-Ying Duan and Tapei’s Yung-Jan Chan also pulled out.
Former doubles No. 1 Mark Knowles, who has been coaching a bit since retiring from his playing career, accepted a wild card into the doubles, where he will play with Lleyton Hewitt. The 41-year-old Knowles will go back into retirement after the event ends.