Rafael Nadal announced on Friday That he withdrew from the Nationwide Financial institution Open in Montreal subsequent week.
The world quantity three suffered an stomach pressure at Wimbledon final month, lacking out on a semi-final match towards Nick Kyrgios. He hasn’t performed since.
Whereas the Spaniard didn’t listing the harm as his particular motive for withdrawing from the US Open tuneup, he stated he nonetheless had “a little bit discomfort” throughout his coaching classes this week. With the ultimate main match simply weeks away, Nadal and his workforce determined it was finest for him to take a seat out of the Montreal match.
Moreover, Nadal didn’t point out whether or not he nonetheless wished to play within the US Open. The 22-time Grand Slam champion gained the primary two Majors of the yr, the Australian Open and the French Open, serving to him maintain probably the most Grand Slam titles in males’s tennis historical past.
With regard to the attainable retirement rumours, Nadal addressed this briefly in his third tweet of his Friday thread.
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“I sit up for taking part in once more in Montreal, a match I like and have gained 5 instances in entrance of an viewers that has at all times greeted me very warmly,” Nadal wrote via English translation, “I’ve no selection however to be prudent at this level and take into consideration well being.”
The assertion got here after the 36-year-old stated in June that he was not sure whether or not he would play within the 2023 French Open.
Novak Djokovic additionally withdrew from the Nationwide Financial institution Open on Thursday. He didn’t specify his reasoning, however it’s probably as a result of he has not been vaccinated for COVID-19, and Canada at present requires overseas vacationers to obtain a minimum of two doses of the vaccine.
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