Force of Action: Rafael Nadal out of Montreal with abdominal injury
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the upcoming U.S. Open warm-up tournament in Montreal, citing a continued abdominal injury that forced him to withdraw ahead of his Wimbledon semifinal with Nick Kyrgios.
“From the vacation days and my subsequent return to training, everything has gone well these weeks.”
“Four days ago I also started training the service and yesterday, after training, I had a little discomfort that was still there today.
“We have decided not to travel to Montreal and continue with the training sessions without forcing ourselves.
“I sincerely thank the tournament director, Eugene and his entire team for the understanding and support they have always shown me and today was no exception.
“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 think about health.”