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Marin Čilić pulls out of Wimbledon due to COVID

Croatia’s number one tennis player, Marin Čilić, has withdrawn from Wimbledon after he got COVID-19. 

The 33-year-old, who has been in vintage form in 2022, reaching the semi-finals of the French Open last month, announced on Instagram on Monday afternoon that he will not be taking part this year. 

“Hey guys, I am sad to share that I tested positive for COVID. I have been self-isolating and was hopeful I would be ready but unfortunately I am still feeling unwell & unable to compete at my best. I am heartbroken to be missing Wimbledon & to see my grass season end this way. Looking forward to competing again next year,” Čilić wrote on Instagram. 

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Čilić, who reached the final of Wimbledon in 2017, has been in great form this season. Apart from his run at the French Open, he also reached the semi-finals of Queens two weeks later on grass. 

Croatia is now without a player in the men’s draw after Borna Ćorić pulled out also due to an injury. 

Donna Vekić, Petra Martić and Jana Fett carry Croatia’s hopes in the women’s draw. 

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