Daily Bagel: Laura Robson won't play U.S. Open due to wrist injury

Monday June 16th, 2014


• Video: Let's get ready for Wimbledon. Here's how the game's top stars eat their strawberries. Andy Murray wins this video.

• Laura Robson confirmed to the BBC that she's out of the U.S. Open as her wrist rehabilitation continues.

"I went through a very, very depressed stage," said Robson, "I didn't go on any tennis websites because I was so jealous of everyone able to play."

Robson told BBC Sport that she is now "past that stage" and will be able to start playing mini tennis with sponge balls in August.

"At the moment it's kind of a day-to-day thing in terms of pain and how the inflammation is going, but rehab seems to be coming along nicely," she said.

• Nice interview with Andy Murray's grandfather, Roy Erskine.

He and Shirley dearly wished they could have joined the rest of the family for the historic victory over Novak Djokovic but she was recovering from breaking a leg for the second time. “We were just too frightened to travel,” he adds. Erskine has aches and pains of his own – “My replacement hips were fitted 24 years ago so they need replaced and both my knees are knackered” – but Murray’s oldest fans are determined to be at the Centre Court on the first day of this year’s tournament as the champion begins his title defence. “The Royal Box, no less.” He sounds underwhelmed, I say. “Well, my wife has just come back from the shops with a cream shirt she wants me to wear. And I have to put on a tie as well. I hate the things!”

• Another good interview with Judy Murray. In case you haven't noticed, MurrayMania has begun.

• I guess we won't see Redfoo in Wimbledon whites this year.

• From The Grandstand: A salute to some of the lesser names who lit up Roland Garros. • Non-tennis: #MERICA.

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