Nadal withdraws from Toronto tournament one day before his debut

The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal withdrew this Tuesday from the ATP 1,000 tournament in Toronto (Canada), one day before his first match, who would have faced the South African Lloyd Harris.

The Spanish player, fourth in the world, announced through a video posted on the official Twitter account of the Toronto contest that the problems that drag on one foot prevent you from starting the tournament.

The organization announced that another Spanish player, Feliciano López, will occupy the position of Nadal.

Nadal addressed the Toronto crowd and lamented that he cannot play in the Canadian tournament, which he has won five times, including in 2019, the last year it was played.

The player noted that your “foot is not ready” and that although he has tried everything because he likes the Canadian tournament, he was forced to leave the competition.

“I’ve had this problem for a couple of months, as people know,” Nadal said. “Of course, it’s not a happy situation after all the success I had here in Canada, not being able to play this year after losing a year. It’s hard, but that’s the way it is today, “he added.

“I really wanted to play here, but now it’s time to make a decision, and this is, unfortunately, the one I have taken, “he concluded.

Before the start of the tournament, Nadal already warned that he was not fully recovered from the injury that took him away from Wimbledon this year and that affected him at Roland Garros and Washington.

I need to have a couple of weeks with less pain to regain confidence with my movements. I come here to try to win, but also to remain positive with my foot, “Nadal explained last August 8 during a press conference before the start of the tournament.

Nadal was scheduled to play his first game on Wednesday against Harris, the player who knocked him out last week at the Washington tournament.


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