Spain's tennis star Nadal to have waived participation in the US Open

Spain's tennis star Rafael Nadal omitted in this year to Start at the US Open and can't defend his title from last year. "After many Considerations, I have d

Spain's tennis star Nadal to have waived participation in the US Open

Spain's tennis star Rafael Nadal omitted in this year to Start at the US Open and can't defend his title from last year. "After many Considerations, I have decided not to play this year's US Open. The Situation is very complicated, the Covid-19-cases to take. It looks like we still have no control over it," tweeted the 34-Year-old on Tuesday evening.

The Grand Slam tournament to 31, from the. August to 13. September will be held in New York without an audience. This decision he didn't want to "never" meet, "But I've decided to follow my heart, and for travel I prefer not to." In addition to Nadal also record Grand Slam winner Roger Federer (knee) and his Swiss colleague Stan Wawrinka is missing. Also the number one in the women's, Ashleigh Barty (Australia), not because of Corona concerns.

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two days Ago, Germany's number one Alexander Zverev: "It is a little bit crazy, to play now in the US Open. I would like it if the US Open would not take place and we begin in Europe." A cancellation of the native of Hamburg is not granted to the US Open organizers.

The 19-time Grand Slam winner Nadal had won the hard-court tournament last year after 4:50 hours with 7:5, 6:3, 5:7, 4:6, 6:4 against the Russians Daniil Medvedev. It was his fourth US Open success.

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Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 21:27

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