Three Players Withdraw From ATP Hall of Fame Open

Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard Wimbledon

The 2024 ATP Hall of Fame Open in Newport will be the final iteration of the event. Hopefully, the final grass-court tournament on the calendar can go out in style when the tournament starts next week. There are many watchable players on the entry list, such as Wimbledon quarterfinalist Christopher Eubanks and the talented teenager Jakub Mensik. However, three players have elected to withdraw from the Hall of Fame Open. This article names those who have withdrawn and then lists their three replacements on the entry list.

Three Players Withdraw From Hall of Fame Open

Which Players Have Withdrawn?

Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard was the first player to withdraw from the Hall of Fame Open. The Frenchman blistered his way into the fourth-round of Wimbledon, before falling to Lorenzo Musetti. He did this as a lucky loser, making the achievement more impressive and surprising. Understandably, Mpetshi Perricard has decided to rest and not travel to the US after that run.

Arthur Cazaux was the second player to withdraw from the Hall of Fame Open. The 21-year-old won an epic five-set battle against Zizou Bergs in the first-round of Wimbledon. However, his tournament was then ended in the next round by Alexander Bublik. No official reason has been given for Cazaux’s decision not to play in Newport.

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Shang Juncheng was the final player to withdraw from the Hall of Fame Open. He suffered a tough five-set defeat to Grigor Dimitrov in the second-round at SW19, losing a two-set lead in the process. It is unknown whether the Chinese player has had any physical issues since that contest.

Who Replaces Those Three Players?

Max Purcell benefits from Mpetshi Perricard’s decision to withdraw from the Hall of Fame Open. The Australian’s serve-and-volley style is ideal for grass, which he showed during his run to the Eastbourne International final a few weeks ago. He will hope for further success at the final grass-court tournament of the year.

David Goffin replaces Cazaux at the event. The Belgian veteran’s last match was a very rough loss to Tomas Machac at Wimbledon. Goffin lost despite being 5-0 up in the deciding set. Hopefully, that will be completely out of his mind when he plays his first match in Newport.

Harold Mayot is the final player now on the entry list for the Hall of Fame Open. He reached the final in Ilkley a few weeks ago, falling to Goffin in the final. That shows the 22-year-old is more than capable of being dangerous on grass when his game is flowing.

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