‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal is undoubtedly one of the greatest tennis stars of all time. He has achieved what many can’t even possibly imagine. However, the 20 time Grand Slam champion has been struggling with injuries for the last few months.
A few days back, Nadal decided to pull out of the National Bank Open on Tuesday due to the left foot injury that has been troubling him for a while. Before that, Nadal was defeated unexpectedly by Lloyd Harris in the second round of the Washington Open.
Nadal doubtful for US Open due to foot injury
After the disastrous outing at the Washington Open, Nadal was slated to take part in the Canadian Open as the much-awaited US Open is not very far away and top tennis stars are trying to get as much match practice as possible. However, the injury also prevented him from getting the much-needed practice.
Moreover, he is flying back to his home country Spain to get the check-ups done. He is slated to visit his doctor Angel Ruiz Cotorro after which it will become clearer if he would be able to take part in the highly-anticipated US Open this year or not.
Prior to this, Nadal informed his fans that he has to withdraw from the Canadian Open as the pain is too much and he is not able enjoy his game as much as likes to. “I need to go back and try to find a way to be better again. At the end of the day, for me the most important thing is enjoy playing tennis. Today, with this pain, I am not able to enjoy, and I really don’t believe that I have chances to fight for the things that I really need to fight,” he had said.
Nadal, along with Federer and Djokovic is stuck at 20 Grand Slams. Needless to say, Nadal fans are eagerly waiting for him to become the first man to reach 21 Grand Slam titles by winning the US Open, however, they are anxious to know if Nadal would be fit enough to play in the marquee tournament or not.
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