Rafael Nadal ends 2021 season prematurely over foot issue, to miss US Open

Rafael Nadal ends 2021 season prematurely over foot issue, to miss US Open

 

Spaniard Rafael Nadal said on Friday that he will end his 2021 season early due to a foot injury that has been troubling him for a year.

 

This means that Nadal will not be taking part at the 2021 US Open which starts August 30.

 

“I wanted to inform you that unfortunately I have to end the 2021 season. Honestly, I have been suffering much more than I should with my foot for a year and I need to take some time;” world number four Nadal tweeted.

 

The injury that has been troubling Nadal, the 20-time Grand Slam winner; and forced him to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters and Canadian Open last week.

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With the announcement; Nadal has become a third big draw to pull out from the US Open; after Roger Federer and defending champions Dominic Thiem.

 

Last Saturday, Federer had announced that he will undergo a knee surgery as well as miss the tournament; while Thiem will be giving it a miss due to a wrist injury and will miss the rest of the year.

 

He was hurt in June while playing in the Mallorca Open.

 

 

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