De­fend­ing cham­pion Nadal pulls out of US Open

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Htsport -

MADRID: De­fend­ing cham­pion Rafael Nadal pulled out of this year’s US Open say­ing the sit­u­a­tion was com­pli­cated with in­creas­ing Covid-19 cases around the world. “Af­ter many thoughts I have de­cided not to play this year’s US Open. The sit­u­a­tion is very com­pli­cated world­wide, the COVID-19 cases are in­creas­ing, it looks like we still don’t have con­trol of it,” the 34-year-old Spa­niard wrote on Twit­ter. “We know that the re­duced ten­nis cal­en­dar is bar­baric this year af­ter four months stopped with no play, I un­der­stand and thank for the ef­forts they are putting in to make it hap­pen. We have just seen the an­nounce­ment of Madrid not be­ing played this year,” he wrote.

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