Saturday, 18 September, 2021

Injured Nadal withdraws from Toronto Masters

 Rafael Nadal withdrew on Tuesday from the ATP Toronto Masters with the chronic foot injury which has bothered him since Roland Garros and now appears to

threaten his US Open chances. Officials said the second-seeded five-time

champion will be replaced in the draw by fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. "I've had this issue for a couple of months," said Spain's Nadal, who skipped both

Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics after a French Open semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic. "Of course it is not a happy situation after all the success that I had here in Canada," the 35-year-old said. "I need to go back (to Mallorca) and try to

find a way to be better again."