Tennis News: Karolina Muchova and Diego Schwartzman

  • Karolina Muchova withdraws from Dubai
  • Diego Schwartzman says not much gas is left in the tank

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This Friday tennis update consists of two pieces of unfortunate news involving two of the most liked and admired players on the WTA and ATP tours. Karolina Muchova and Diego Schwartzman are the players involved.

27-year-old Muchova, riddled with injuries during the early part of her career, has withdrawn from next week's Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships. She has been dealing with a wrist injury sustained at the US Open that has kept her out of action ever since. It forced her to withdraw from the WTA Finals which she qualified for the first time. Muchova, currently the World No. 10 player, was a 2023 Dubai quarterfinalist, a French Open finalist, and a US Open semifinalist. She will fall out of the Top 10 rankings after Dubai.

Muchova's success after so many injuries was one of the best WTA stories of 2023. Her game is skillful, complete, and pleasing to watch. She represents the Czech Republic, a women's tennis powerhouse with Barbora Krejcikova, Marketa Vondrousova, Karolina Pliskova, and Katerina Siniakova as some of its top players who could create a formidable team at the Paris Olympics if all are healthy.

Diego Schwartzman acknowledges retirement could be near

31-year-old Argentinian tennis star Diego Schwartzman could be indicating that the end of his career is near. The former World No. 8 in October 2020 has dropped out of the Top 100 and says there is not much gas left in the tank.

Schwartzman is a two-time US Open semifinalist and a French Open finalist. He used every part of his 5'7" frame to make great shots and win four ATP titles. Schwartzman is concentrating on the hardcourt season and hoping to get some tour wins in the short term. Schwartzman will hopefully regain his winning ways and hang around for the 2024 Paris Olympics,

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