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FACTBOX-List of players missing U.S. Open amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Aug 28 (Reuters) - List of players skipping the U.S. Open,
scheduled to take place from Aug. 31-Sept. 13, in New York
without spectators amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
    A majority of the players have pulled out due to concerns
over contracting the novel coronavirus while others will miss
the hardcourt major due to injuries and personal reasons.
    
    Men's Singles
    ATP RANK  PLAYER                      COUNTRY
    2         Rafa Nadal                  Spain
    4         Roger Federer               Switzerland
    9         Gael Monfils                France
    11        Fabio Fognini               Italy
    17        Stan Wawrinka               Switzerland
    31        Kei Nishikori               Japan
    40        Nick Kyrgios                Australia
    49        Jo-Wilfried Tsonga          France
    58        Lucas Pouille               France
    71        Pierre-Hugues Herbert       France
    103       Alexei Popyrin              Australia
    128       Juan Martin del Potro       Argentina
    --        Lu Yen-hsun                 Taiwan
    
    Women's Singles
    WTA RANK  PLAYER                      COUNTRY
    1         Ash Barty                   Australia
    2         Simona Halep                Romania  
    5         Elina Svitolina             Ukraine
    6         Bianca Andreescu            Canada
    7         Kiki Bertens                Netherlands
    8         Belinda Bencic              Switzerland
    29        Wang Qiang                  China
    30        Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova    Russia
    31        Barbora Strycova            Czech Republic
    32        Svetlana Kuznetsova         Russia
    34        Zheng Saisai                China
    38        Julia Goerges               Germany
    42        Jelena Ostapenko            Latvia
    45        Fiona Ferro                 France
    56        Hsieh Su-wei                Taiwan
    73        Tamara Zidansek             Slovenia
    76        Lin Zhu                     China   
    85        Anastasia Potapova          Russia
    87        Ana Bogdan                  Romania
    89        Andrea Petkovic             Germany
    98        Samantha Stosur             Australia
    104       Peng Shuai                  China
    109       Xiyu Wang                   China
    114       Barbora Krejcikova          Czech Republic
    133       Ann Li                      U.S.
    134       Priscilla Hon               Australia

 (Compiled by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)
  
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