World No.2 Rafael Nadal announced Monday that he will not compete in the U.S. Open next week.
Here is the full statement, in Spanish and English:
Get well soon, Rafa!
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So sad we’ll not be able to watch you in the US Open, get well soon and be more stronger when you’ll be back for the major games.
On second thought, Rafa, stick to MINIATURE golf.
Who knows how Rafa injured the wrist. Rafa himself may not even know. But regardless of what caused this particular injury, Rafa should think TWICE about his holiday routine of diving off the side of his boat while cruising the Mediterranean. I winced when I saw those photos of him diving head first – arms extended, wrists bent – into the sea. I said to myself: “C’mon Rafa, save that stuff for AFTER you retire from professional tennis. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy yourself then. Don’t jeopardize your health during the prime of your career. Stick to poker, table tennis and golf during holiday. Physical sports like diving and soccer should be off-limits.” VAMOS!!!
Esos comentarios que se viertes en relacion a la lesion de la mano y que los traladan a cosas de temor mental me parecen fuera de todo (por no decir de algun “loco” desubicando).Te deseamos Rafa una buena recuperacion y que pronto nos deleite con tu juego,saludos afectuosos.
Hope you get well soon. US open won’t be the same without our Nadal. Stay fit and healthy.
hard luck Rafa. Kia kaha ( be strong) and look forward to the London indoors in November. Keep working hard man.
Ah too bad! So wanted you to play again, but know you will be back to play a perfect game again! Strongs!
Dear Rafa, I will miss you very very much. But more important you get well 100%
It’s very clear. After long period without match play he does not feel 100%. Injury almost over but mentally too weak right now. Just like Aussie 2013. He will be back but risks not breaking the major record. Frigging weak era king Roger gets this US open handed to him.
OMG so bummed, I was so looking forward to watching you, please get well so you can play in November. Now I need to root for someone, but for sure not the JOKER.
What a load of rubbish, J Beer!!! Since when Rafa’s injuries have been mental?!? Ignore this comment, Rafa, & GOOD LUCK for a speedy recovery! VAAAMOOOSSS RAAAFAAA ALWAYS & FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think the only one with a mental problem is you, J Beer
El US Open no va a ser lo mismo. Nunca es lo mismo en un torneo donde no juega Rafa.
Igual quiero que tu recuperacion sea completa y no arriesgar nada porque todavia te quedan muchos anos por delante!!! Y muchos anos para nosotros, tus fans, disfrutar de tus exitos. Adelante!!! Vamooooos Rafa!
So sorry to hear that you are still suffering with your injury. It’s better to see you being fit and healthy than playing when you are in pain. No matter what, you will always have my support and I am sure all your true fans will feel the same. Please take care and hope you make a full recovery <3
Sooo sorry to hear this for you and your fans. Does this mean rafa will compete in London? In November. Get well soon you,mean everything to your fans Xxxx
Rafa, I know that you and your doctors know best when it comes a decision as important as this is. I have every confidence you will return to competition when you are in top form; anything less would be a big mistake. Wishing you all good things in your life, including a complete recovery from what could be a career-ending injury if not properly healed. Como Siempre, Campeon Numero Uno, VAMOS!
i am sooo sooo sad to read this news 😣 but i am more sad knowing the sadness Rafa must be feeling right now not just for his missing the US Open but maybe more so due to the injury … but i know the kind of heart and mind that Rafa possess is full of positivity and like a true warrior, he will rise back and be the passionate fighter that he always is .. you will always have our support and respect … vamos Rafa !
I really feel for Rafa, it must be very hard for Rafa not to compete in USO but what really important is to be healthy. See you in AO 2015 Rafa, meanwhile do continue to stay healthy both emotionally and physically. Love you Rafa!
we will miss you. get well soon and come back stronger than ever. we would even love to see you come to the Open and watch the matches. that would be a treat for us and I know it will be difficult for you. we love youb Rafa
Is not a problem because aniway I supporting you 4ever!!!
You`are th best EVER !!!!
Get well soon Rafa. Very sad news 🙁 Kinda expected, but still… Any word on when he will be back? Will he take part in the Asian swing?
Vamos Rafa , whatever happens always supporting you..,thanks for so many great moments!!! CAMPEON!!!
I am so sorry to hear that Rafa isn’t fully recovered yet. I’ll miss him at the US Open but
it is more important that he regains his stellar form and health. He’ll have many more opportunities to compete and dazzle us. Get well soon, Rafa!
Absolutely gutted,,,,,,not much point in keeping my sky sports now,
I am very pissed off with this entire injury pattern. Will there ever be a season in the future where Rafa will play all four majors? And why did I already feel that the US Open was a no go, as soon as the injury was there? I think the injury may be mental for a big part.