Rafael Nadal pulls out of Montreal event due to stomach injury

The Spaniard aggravated the injury during his quarter-final match against Taylor Fritz at Wimbledon on 6 July. Despite suffering through the pain of a remarkable five-set victory against the American, Nadal was later forced to withdraw from his semifinal bout against Nick. Kyrgios.

Nadal needs more time to recover from the problem, prompting him to withdraw from the hard-court ATP Masters 1000 event in Canada.

“I have been practicing without seva for some time and started with seva four days ago. Everything is going well. However yesterday, after my normal practice, I felt a little discomfort in my stomach and still today It was,” Nadal in a statement to Tennis Canada.

“After talking to my doctor, we like to take things conservatively and give me a few more days before we start competing. I would like to thank Eugene, the tournament director, and his entire team for understanding and supporting me and this decision. I’m so sad to finally not travel to Montreal. It’s a tournament I’ve won 5 times and I love playing there. I seriously hope I can be there for the amazing crowd I can come back there to play the front,” he said.

Nadal, the 36-time Masters 1000 champion, is a five-time winner in Canada, with three titles in Montreal and two in Toronto.

Despite missing all of April with a broken rib and this current stomach problem, the 36-year-old Spaniard has enjoyed a wonderful 2022 season. Nadal has a match record of 35-3 and won a record 21st and 22nd Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open and Roland Garros.

“We are obviously disappointed that Rafael will not be with us this year. Our five-time champion of the tournament and the eventual men’s champion in Montreal in 2019, fans were clearly looking forward to seeing him back at the IGA Stadium,” he said. . Eugene Lapierre, Montreal tournament director.

“On the other hand, when we take a broader approach, we still have a very strong board with the presence of 41 of the 44 best players in the world. With such a strong field, it is a safe bet that the IGA Stadium will once Then some very exciting tennis performances.”

World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev is the defending champion in the Canadian Masters 1000 event, which alternates each year between the host cities of Montreal and Toronto. This year’s edition of the third oldest event on the ATP Tour will run from August 7-14.

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