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Nadal pulls out of Montreal ahead of US Open

AFP . Paris
06 Aug 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 06 Aug 2022 00:21:48
Nadal pulls out of Montreal ahead of US Open

World number three Rafael Nadal, who has not played since suffering an abdominal tear at Wimbledon last month, has withdrawn from next week’s ATP event in Montreal, he said on Twitter on Friday.

The announcement marks a major blow to the Spaniard’s hopes of being fully fit for the US Open which begins in New York at the end of the month. 

“We have decided not to travel to Montreal and continue with the training sessions without forcing ourselves,” Nadal tweeted in Spanish.

“I sincerely thank the tournament director, Eugene, and his entire team for the understanding and support they have always shown me, and today was no exception.” The 36-year-old has not played since pulling out of his Wimbledon semi-final with Nick Kyrgios after failing to recover from an abdominal tear he suffered in the quarters.

It was the latest in a lengthy series of injuries for Nadal who, in the absence of Novak Djokovic at Flushing Meadows, will be looking to add to his record 22 Grand Slam titles.