Rafael Nadal withdraws from ATP Miami Open to organize for European clay season

Rafael Nadal withdraws from ATP Miami Open to organize for European clay season

Nadal has not performed since being ousted from final month’s Australian Open quarter-finals by Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal withdraws from ATP Miami Open to prepare for European clay season

File picture of Rafael Nadal. AP

Miami: Rafael Nadal withdrew from subsequent week’s begin of the ATP Miami Open on Tuesday, tweeting that he must skip the occasion to organize for the upcoming European clay-court marketing campaign.

The 34-year-old Spanish left-hander, who shares the all-time report of 20 males’s Grand Slam singles titles with Roger Federer, has not performed since being ousted from final month’s Australian Open quarter-finals by Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.

“Unhappy to announce that I will not be taking part in in Miami, a metropolis that I really like,” Nadal tweeted. “I want to totally get well and prepare for the clay courtroom season in Europe.

“Particular message to my followers within the US and specifically to the nice Spanish talking neighborhood FL who all the time give me an ideal assist!”

Nadal seeks a fifth consecutive French Open title and 14th profession crown on the crimson clay of Roland Garros beginning in Might.

Regardless of being beloved by Miami supporters, the Masters title in South Florida is among the many few to elude Nadal, who has misplaced the ultimate there 5 instances.

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