Nadal out of US Open, foot damage ends season

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Rafael Nadal stated on Friday that he’ll finish his 2021 season early as a consequence of a left foot subject that has been troubling him for a yr, ruling him out of this month’s US Open.

The world’s quantity 4 participant suffered a early exit in Washington this month, the place he kicked off his lead-up to the ultimate Grand Slam of the yr, and final week pulled out of the Masters 1000 occasion in Toronto because of the drawback.

“I wished to tell you that sadly I’ve to finish the 2021 season,” Nadal tweeted on Friday.

The recurring subject flared up on the French Open, the place he fell to eventual champion Novak Djokovic within the semifinals.

“Actually, I’ve been struggling rather more than I ought to with my foot for a yr and I have to take a while… to discover a resolution to this drawback or at the very least enhance it with a purpose to proceed to have choices for the following few years,” Nadal stated.

“I am with the utmost enthusiasm and predisposition to do no matter it takes to get better the absolute best form to maintain competing for the issues that actually encourage me.

“I am satisfied that with the restoration of the foot and clearly an important every day effort… this may be achieved. I’ll work as laborious as I can to make it occur.”

Nadal’s nice rival and fellow 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer can be out of the US Open and will likely be sidelined for months as a result of he wants knee surgical procedure.

The US Open runs from Aug. 30-Sept. 12.

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