Rafael Nadal made it clear Sunday that his left leg injury at Roland Garros has not yet healed. Finally, it prevents him from participating in the National Bank Open.
Tennis Canada announced at the end of the afternoon that it was withdrawing from the five-time champion event in the men’s division in Toronto.
“As people know, I ‘ve been facing this problem for a few months, Nadal recalled in a press release. In the end, it’s important for me to play tennis.
Feliciano Lopez, the player drafted in the qualifying, will replace his compatriot at the table.
Carl Hale, National Bank Toronto Open manager, was disappointed to understand the decision to win 20 major titles.
“I’m here to do my part and improve,” Nadal said Sunday. These were some physically difficult months. ”
This is not an easy edition for the National Bank Open. After the pandemic, the company’s complexity due to pre – tournament withdrawals and heat withdrawals, the tournament is now losing its biggest name.
The organizers will undoubtedly console themselves that, at least, unlike last year, the tournament is going on.