Nadal's US Open preparations in disarray

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After pulling retired of the hard-court tourney successful Toronto this week, Rafael Nadal said helium was besides withdrawing from the upcoming lawsuit successful Cincinnati due to the fact that of an injured near ft that has troubled him for months.

The determination by the 20-time Grand Slam champion means helium is improbable to play earlier the US Open. Nadal won the US Open successful 2019, the past clip helium entered.

Milos Raonic, who has a bottommost injury, besides pulled retired of Cincinnati connected Wednesday. Other stars not playing see Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Sofia Kenin.

The 35-year-old Nadal played past week successful Washington, winning his lucifer against Jack Sock and losing to Lloyd Harris — some successful 3 sets. Nadal was bothered by the ft there.

That marked his archetypal contention successful astir 2 months. After losing to Novak Djokovic successful the semi-finals of the French Open connected June 11, Nadal sat retired Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics due to the fact that of the wounded and went astir 3 weeks without practicing.

The Western & Southern Open starts Sunday (AEST). The US Open begins August 30 successful New York.

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