Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati after claiming his third Masters 1000 title of the season in Toronto.
The world No. 1 defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight units on Sunday to clinch a report 33rd Masters 1000 title after ending a outstanding run from the younger Greek.
Tsitsipas grew to become the youngest participant to beat 4 top-10 gamers in a single occasion after seeing off Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev and Kevin Anderson en path to the ultimate, however was stopped in his tracks by Nadal who claimed a 6-2 7-6 (7-Four) win to select up the 80th title of his profession.
Nadal was anticipated to go on to compete in Cincinnati however confirmed he needed to pull out, with half an eye fixed little doubt on defending his US Open title.
‘I’m very sorry to announce that I gained’t be enjoying in Cincinnati this 12 months,’ he stated.
‘No different motive than personally taking good care of my physique and making an attempt to maintain as wholesome as I really feel now.
‘I’m very grateful to my good friend Andre Silva, Event Director of the Cincinnati match, who after chatting with him on the telephone understood what I stated and perceive the scenario.
‘I’m certain the match will probably be a hit and I want him and his workforce all the very best.
‘I’m additionally unhappy for these wonderful followers in Cincy and round who at all times gave me nice assist.
‘I’m certain I’ll see them subsequent 12 months and I’m sorry I gained’t be with them this 12 months. Thanks for all of the assist as at all times.’