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The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal will not finally play the tournament in Toronto (Canada), fifth Masters 1,000 of the season, due to the discomfort he continues to have on his left foot since he was eliminated at Roland Garros and that does not let him “enjoy” the tennis.
“As people know, I have had this problem for a couple of months, as people know. Of course, it is not a happy situation after all the success I had here in Canada and not being able to play this year after missing the last one. editing. It’s difficult, but that’s the way it is, “Nadal commented when announcing his news at a press conference.
The Spaniard admitted that he needed to “try to find a way to improve again.” “At the end of the day, for me the most important thing is to enjoy playing tennis and today, with this pain, I can’t enjoy it, and I really don’t think I have the opportunity to fight for the things that I really need to fight for,” he stressed. –
“I really wanted to play here, but now is the time to make a decision, and this is, unfortunately, the one I have made. Probably in the next few days we will know more,” added the one from Manacor, who left his participation in the air. in the Masters 1,000 in Cincinnati and whose place in the box will be for his compatriot Feliciano López as a ‘lucky loser’.
Last week, Nadal returned to the courts in the Washington tournament after being eliminated in the semifinals of Roland Garros against Serbian Novak Djokovic, where he already had to be treated on his left foot, and after having had to give up playing in Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics.
The winner of 20 ‘Grand Slams’ acknowledged before playing in the US capital that after that defeat he had been standing for 20 days without being able to pick up a racket due to some discomfort that did not remit and that already affected him last week, where he could not go beyond his second game. The objective now will be to be physically well for the US Open, the fourth ‘Grand Slam’ of the season that begins on August 30.