Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Montreal tournament

Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Montreal tournament


Still annoyed by his abdominal muscle injury, Spaniard Rafael Nadal announced his retirement from the National Bank Open on Friday morning. 

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“I had been training without serving for some time and started serving again about four days ago. Everything went well, but yesterday, after normal practice, I felt a slight discomfort in the abdominal area and today it was still there,” Rafael Nadal said in a statement.


“After speaking with my doctor, we prefer to be conservative and give my body a few more days before returning to competition. I would like to thank Eugène, the tournament director, and his entire team for their understanding and for supporting me in this decision. I am very sad not to be able to come to Montreal. It's a tournament I've won five times and I love playing it. I sincerely hope I can return to the tournament to play in front of the crowd, which is always amazing.”

More details to come…