Sports · August 6, 2022

Nadal retires from Montreal due to an abdominal injury

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the upcoming Montreal hardcourt tournament on Friday due to an abdominal injury that forced him to retire from Wimbledon before the semifinals.

The Spaniard had been 19-0 in Grand Slam matches this year when he decided the injury was too much at Wimbledon. He won the Australian Open and the French Open to increase his highest total to a men’s record of 22, one more than Novak Djokovic and two more than Roger Federer.

Nadal is a five-time champion in Montreal.

“I have been practicing for some time without serving and I started serving four days ago. All went well. However, yesterday, after my normal practice, I felt a slight discomfort in my abdomen and today it was still there, “Nadal said in a note.” After talking to my doctor, we prefer to take things conservatively and grant a few more days before starting to compete “.

American player Mackenzie McDonald wants to replace Nadal in the draw.

Djokovic withdrew from the Montreal tournament on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and therefore not allowed to enter Canada.

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