Nadal Withdraws From Cincinnati
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Western & Southern Open due to his ongoing left foot injury, the tournament announced Wednesday.
The Spanish superstar on Tuesday pulled out of the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers ahead of his second-round match against Lloyd Harris. The injury forced Nadal to take 20 days off following Roland Garros before making his return at the Citi Open in Washington, where he lost in the third round against Harris.
Nadal, who lifted the Cincinnati trophy in 2013, is 24-5 this season with titles in Barcelona and Rome. The lefty is No. 4 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.
Canadian Milos Raonic also withdrew due to a heel injury. Last year, the former World No. 3 made the final of the Western & Southern Open, which was held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic.