Rafael Nadal out of Montreal with abdominal injury

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Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the upcoming U.S. Open warm-up tournament in Montreal, citing a continued abdominal injury that forced him to withdraw ahead of his Wimbledon semifinal with Nick Kyrgios.

Rafa posted on Twitter:

“From the vacation days and my subsequent return to training, everything has gone well these weeks.”

“Four days ago I also started training the service and yesterday, after training, I had a little discomfort that was still there today.

“We have decided not to travel to Montreal and continue with the training sessions without forcing ourselves.

“I sincerely thank the tournament director, Eugene and his entire team for the understanding and support they have always shown me and today was no exception.

“I hope to play again in Montreal, a tournament that I love and that I have won five times in front of an audience that has always welcomed me with great affection.

“I have no choice but to be prudent at this point and think about health.”

11 comments

  1. I just noticed that if Rafa has to miss Cincy with the ab problem he could still enter the Winston Salem 250 as a warm up to the US Open the following week.

    Normally I would say that Rafa is unlikely to do that except that entering the 250 just before the AO worked out pretty well.

  2. Its not a surprise by any means. Better safe than sorry. Yes we would all love to see him play right now, but this would damage his prospects for USO which is more important. Get back to 110% fit Rafa..Vamos

  3. Not too surprised since it was always going to be a close call by having to take four weeks off from the serve before beginning again. Rafa may not get to Cincy either and may be out until the week prior to the US Open. To me this shows the wisdom of withdrawing from Wimbledon has he could really have done some damage had he continued.

  4. Hope recover soon. It’s amazing to grab 3 grand slam trophies in 2022……😆

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