Nadal out of US Open
Former champion Rafael Nadal will not compete in this year’s US Open due to the knee injury that has kept him sidelined since Wimbledon.
The world number two, who completed his set of grand slams by winning in New York in 2010, was forced to miss the Olympics and the Masters Series events in Toronto and Cincinnati with the problem.
Nadal also reached last year’s final in Flushing Meadows only to lose in four sets to Novak Djokovic.
The 26-year-old Spaniard has expressed his regret that he will not be able to compete later this month, stating he has always enjoyed playing in New York.
“I am very sad to announce that I am still not ready to play and have to withdraw from this year’s US Open in NYC,” said Nadal in a statement.
“I am sorry since I always found great crowds and great support, but I have to continue with my recuperation and preparation to be ready to play in the right conditions.
“I want to say hi and thanks to all the fans, in particular to the New Yorkers. I’ll miss you all this year at the Open!”
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