Rafael Nadal withdraws from Rotterdam

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A recurring back injury has forced Rafael Nadal to withdraw from Rotterdam. Our champ announced he’s withdrawn from next week’s ATP 500-level tournament on advice of his doctors.

It is with great sadness that I have to forfeit from Rotterdam. As most of the fans know, I suffered some back problems in Australia that started in Adelaide and continued during Melbourne.

We found a temporary solution that allowed me to play without pain in the second week of the tournament. Once I got back to Spain I visited my doctor and together with my team they’ve advised not to play this upcoming week.

I was really looking forward to coming back to Rotterdam and the Netherlands since it’s been a while I played there this was the perfect year for my calendar. I hope to come back and play there soon. All the best to the tournament, always a top-class event.


  1. does Rafa know exactly what is wrong with his back all the luck in the world to Rafa

  2. Rafa take good rest and care. I’m happy that your finally getting proper rest and treatment.

    Get well soon!!!

    Love you!!!

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