Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from his matches in the Laver Cup on Sunday after suffering a wrist injury, tournament bosses have confirmed.
In an announcement on Twitter, the tournament said: “Following consultation with the Laver Cup competition doctor Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from his matches today due to a wrist injury.”
Our champ also posted on Twitter:
More on Rafa’s injury:
I am sad of course. Especially because I had a big excitement to play doubles with Roger.
But the thing I am more sad about, because in singles I know Dominic is going to be there and he’s going to do unbelievable.
Since a couple of years ago I have that feeling on the hand. It is an inflammation on the hand not the wrist. Sometimes the next day you are a little bit better, sometimes you are a little bit worse. And today I think it is a little bit more inflamed.
In the morning I woke up with the feeling that something is inflamed on the hand and immediately I text Roger, Thomas and Bjorn that we need to find a solution because I don’t think I am the right one to play.
We have a great team so I really believe that without being at 100 per cent, the other guys are unbelievable.
Rafa recorded a singles victory over Milos Roanic and doubles defeat alongside Stefanos Tsitsipas yesterday. It seems like that has proved too much for our champ, who will no longer compete with Roger Federer in the doubles or singles battle with Nick Kyrgios.
Get well soon, Rafa!