Injury forces Nadal to end tennis season

Written by on August 21, 2021

Rafael Nadal will miss the US Open after the Spaniard ended his 2021 season because of a foot injury.


The injury caused the 20-time Grand Slam winner to miss the Cincinnati Masters and Canadian Open last week.


Defending champion Dominic Thiem and five-time winner Roger Federer have also pulled out of this year’s US Open.


The four-time US Open champion did not compete at Wimbledon or the Olympic Games in order to rest following the clay-court season.


He sustained the injury at the French Open in June, where he failed to defend his title for the first time since 2016 in defeat by Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.


The US Open begins on Monday, 30 August, however 2020 champion Thiem will be absent because of a wrist injury and Federer has also ended his season as he prepares to have further knee surgery.



Credit: BBC


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