Paris - Czech Tomas Berdych announced on Sunday that persistent back pain has forced him to drop out of Wimbledon, which starts on July 2.
"I am disappointed to inform you that I was forced to pull out of Wimbledon," the world number 19 tweeted.
"I have been struggling with back pain for a couple of month now and have tried every possible treatment and medical solution."
Berdych reached his only Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2010, losing to Rafa Nadal, and was a semi-finalist in both 2016 and 2017
"I was very much looking forward to the Wimbledon Championship where I have amazing memories."
The 32-year-old did not give a date for his return saying only: "I hope to come back healthy, stronger and better quickly."