Unexpected problem in the plan Rafael Nadal to return to the tennis courts. The Balearic will not play next week Masters 1,000 of Montréal due to physical problems. This way, you won’t be at the first of two big prep appointments for the US Open. He does not confirm if he will play or not in Cincinnati.
Nadal announced his withdrawal from the Canadian tournament through a statement on his social networks. In his message, he points out that he hopes to play again in Montreal, where he has been crowned champion five times throughout his career (2005, 2008, 2013, 2018 and 2019).
“Since the vacation days and my subsequent return to training, everything has gone well these weeks. Four days ago I also started training the service and yesterday, after training, I had a little discomfort that was still there today.
We have decided not to travel to Montreal and continue training without forcing. I sincerely thank the tournament director, Eugene and all his team for the compression and support that they have always shown me and today has not been an exception.
I hope to play again in Montreal, a tournament that I love and that I have won five times in front of an audience that has always welcomed me with great affection. I have no choice but to be prudent at this point and think about health.”
From the vacation days and my subsequent return to training, everything has gone well these weeks. Four days ago I also started training the service and yesterday, after training, I had a little discomfort that was still there today.
– Rafael Nadal (@RafaelNadal) August 5, 2022
Nadal points out that he felt the discomfort when he returned to train the serve. The tennis player from Manacor withdrew from Wimbledon with a tear in the abdominal area. He still has consequences of his injury, as he has been able to verify in recent days. Rafa and his team prefer not to take risks, making the decision to withdraw from the Canadian tournament.
Nadal’s next (and last) chance to play before the US Open will be in Cincinnati, from August 13-21. The decision will be made next week, being the last time he played that tournament in 2017. The last Grand Slam of the year is celebrated from August 29 to September 11.
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