World No 2 Rafael Nadal pulls out of Rotterdam Open on account of again drawback

World No 2 Rafael Nadal pulls out of Rotterdam Open on account of again drawback

The 20-time Grand Slam champion was on account of be enjoying in Rotterdam for the primary time since 2009.

World No 2 Rafael Nadal pulls out of Rotterdam Open due to back problem

Rafael Nadal additionally complained of again points in Australia. AP

Rafael Nadal introduced on Thursday that he was pulling out of subsequent week’s ATP match in Rotterdam to get better from the again issues that hampered him in Australia.

The world quantity two withdrew from the ATP Cup in Adelaide earlier than the Australian Open, by which he struggled with again ache earlier than shedding to Stefanos Tsitsipas within the quarter-finals earlier this month.

“It’s with nice unhappiness that I’ve to forfeit from Rotterdam,” Nadal mentioned in an announcement from the match organisers.

“As a lot of the followers know, I suffered some again issues in Australia that began in Adelaide and continued throughout Melbourne.

“We discovered a brief answer that allowed me to play with out ache within the second week of the match. As soon as I acquired again to Spain I visited my physician and along with my staff they’ve suggested to not play this upcoming week.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion was on account of be enjoying in Rotterdam for the primary time since 2009.

His absence leaves Australian Open runner-up Daniil Medvedev as the highest seed, with Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev additionally within the draw.

“I used to be actually wanting ahead to coming again to Rotterdam and the Netherlands,” added Nadal. “I hope to return again and play there quickly.”

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