Rafael Nadal withdraws from Montreal Open due to abdominal injury

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Rafael Nadal has actually revealed that he is withdrawing from the upcoming Montreal Open as he continues to recuperate from a stomach injury suffered in July at Wimbledon. In a declaration, Nadal shared that his injury has actually not recovered adequately in order to play in Montreal, so he will continue to take some time off to recuperate ahead of the United States Open in late August.

“I have been practicing for a while now without serving and started with serves four days ago,” read Nadal’s declaration by means of Tennis Canada. “Everything has been going well. However yesterday, after my normal practice, I felt a slight bother on my abdominal and today it was still there. After speaking with my doctor, we prefer to take things in a conservative way and give a few more days before starting to compete.

The 36-year old Spaniard aggravated an ongoing abdominal issue that began at WImbledon when he suffered a seven-millimeter abdominal tear during a victory over Taylor Fritz in his quarterfinal match. The injury forced Nadal to withdraw from the semifinal, ending his chances of a calendar Grand Slam and continuing a recent trend of injuries.

“I am really unfortunate not to lastly take a trip to Montreal,” Nadal said. “It’s a competition that I have actually won 5 times and I enjoy to play there. I seriously hope I can return there to play in front of the incredible crowds up there.”

Despite numerous injuries — Nadal likewise missed out on all of April with a split rib — he has had an exceptional season with a 35-3 record in matches and 2 Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open and Roland Garros.

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