Nadal joins Rotterdam withdrawal list

Published by AP

Rafael Nadal cited the need for rest after withdrawing from the ATP Rotterdam event; Getty Images
Not long after Stan Wawrinka announced he would skip the ATP event in Rotterdam, the tournament has been dealt another hit with Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal.

Australian Open finalist Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week’s RotterdamĀ tennis event, saying he needs to rest.

Organisers say the top-seeded Spaniard’s doctors told him to take it easy after his surprise run in Melbourne that ended in a five-set loss to Roger Federer.

In a statement, Nadal says his doctors advised rest “to give my body time to recover before I play matches again.”

Tournament director Richard Krajicek says he tried unsuccessfully to get Federer or a top-five ranked player to replace Nadal.

On Tuesday, Stan Wawrinka pulled out of the tournament with a knee injury.

Share this: 
  • Most popular articles

Medvedev v Zverev in Shanghai Masters final

Russia's Daniil Medvedev reached a remarkable ninth final of the season after he defeated ... More

15 October 2019

Federer commits to play at Tokyo 2020

Roger Federer has confirmed his participation in next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo and sa... More

14 October 2019

Coco Gauff wins WTA Linz title, aged 15

American teenage sensation Coco Gauff became the youngest player to win a WTA title in 15 ... More

23 February 2016

The history of the most common words in tennis

Tennis is a funny old game. People love you one minute and then want to drop you the next;... More