“This is not the message I wanted to tell. But I have pain in the foot and it does not allow me to participate in competitions. I hope we see each other in two years Toronto,” said the 35-year-old on Instagram with a look on the tournament in Canada with. Later, the organizers in Cincinnati declared that Nadal would not play directly after the Toronto event.
This is not the message I wanted to say.
After a freil in the first round, the 20-color Grand Slam winner should have played in Toronto against Lloyd Harris. After a previously two-month tournament break, Nadal had recently lost in Washington in the secondary final against the South African. Even then he complained about foot problems. Nadal last left the Grand Slam Tournament in Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Serena Williams: still tweak the knee
In addition, the former world ranking Serena Williams (39) does not start in Cincinatti (14 to 22 August) at the WTA tournament. The 23-color Grand Slam winner is still laboratory at a knee injury, which she moved into Wimbledon and who had already led to her Olympia waiver. “Unfortunately, I will not play with the Western & Southern Open. I have to stand back on the square very soon,” said Williams, whose sister Venus Williams also returned.
Meanwhile, among other Wimbledon winning Ashleigh Barty (Australia) and the two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka (Japan).