Rafael Nadal Nadal has withdrawn from The Slam exhibition against US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz set for March 5th at the MGM Grand Slam in Las Vegas.
Our champ said the following in a statement released by the event via email, hinting that he isn’t fully recovered from the hip injury he suffered at the Australian Open.
“I am very sad for not being able to come to Vegas and play in this amazing event with Carlos at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Unfortunately, the timing of my recovery doesn’t make it possible to be there ready to play. I am sure that we will find another date to celebrate this event and have fun.
I would like to thank the fans and event organizers who have been in contact with me all the time, showed a lot of support and have been extremely understanding.”
Americans Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe will square off in Vegas with the winner facing Carlos Alcaraz in the final on Sunday.