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Defending U.S. Open Champion Rafa Nadal Withdraws From Event

Rafa Nadal

Rafael Nadal announced on his Facebook page that he is withdrawing from this year’s U.S. Open because of a wrist injury. The current No.2 player in the world won last year’s event over Novak Djokovic in four-sets. Here’s Nadal’s statement:

I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open a tournament on which I’ve played 3 consecutive finals in my last participations. I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many things… Not much more I can do right now, other than accept the situation and, as always in my case, work hard in order to be able to compete at the highest level once I am back.

The U.S. Open begins August 25th.

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