"On vacation days and from my subsequent return to training but in recent weeks everything has gone well. Four days ago I also started to train the serve and on Thursday, after training, I had a little annoyance that remained present also on Friday morning.
So we decided not to go to Montreal and to continue with training without straining. I sincerely thank the tournament director, Eugène, and all his team for the understanding and support they have always shown me, and in this situation he was no exception." These are the words of Rafael Nadal after giving up at Al Masters 1000 in Montreal.
The sensational news was made official by the Spaniard himself on his Twitter account, a few hours before the start of the tournament draw. Rafael Nadal will not take part in the Montreal Master 1000 and has questioned his participation in the Cincinnati competition and in the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the 2022 season.
Rafa should be in Cincincinnati, maybe The incredible announcement of the Spaniard surprised all the fans, professionals and fans but also the athlete himself, who until a few days ago had not felt any physical pain. It seemed that all the annoyances had gone away but instead it is not: "I hope to play again in Montreal, a tournament that I love and that I have won five times in front of an audience that has always welcomed me with great affection.
I have no choice but to be prudent at this point and to think about health," he concluded in his brief speech on social media. New news are now awaited on the conditions of the Spaniard in view of the Master 1000 in Cincinnati, which is therefore at serious risk.
Photo credit: Instagram profile Rafael Nadal. Physical problems undoubtedly influenced the wonderful year of 2022, which he had already had since the beginning of the year and which in any case did not stop him from winning the Australian Open.
The same situation occurred at Wimbledon and the former world number one was forced to forfeit before the semi-final against Australian Nick Kyrgios.