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

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.