Nadal out one other event with foot damage

Tennis

CINCINNATI — After pulling out of the hard-court event in Toronto this week, Rafael Nadal mentioned Wednesday he was additionally withdrawing from the upcoming occasion in Cincinnati due to an injured left foot that has troubled him for months.

The choice by the 20-time Grand Slam champion means he’s unlikely to play earlier than the US Open. Nadal received the US Open in 2019, the final time he entered.

Milos Raonic, who has a heel damage, additionally pulled out of Cincinnati on Wednesday. Different stars not taking part in embody Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Sofia Kenin.

Nadal, 35, performed final week in Washington, profitable his match towards Jack Sock and dropping to Lloyd Harris — each in three units. Nadal was bothered by the foot there.

That marked his first competitors in about two months. After dropping to Novak Djokovic within the semifinals of the French Open on June 11, Nadal sat out Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics due to the damage and went about three weeks with out practising.

The Western & Southern Open begins Saturday. The US Open begins Aug. 30 in New York.

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