Nadal out of Toronto with ongoing foot injury
The Spaniard is out of the tournament in Toronto due to ongoing injury issues
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the National Bank Open in Toronto – due to the left foot injury that has persistently troubled him in recent months.
“I really wanted to play here a lot, but now is the moment to make a decision, and this is unfortunately the decision that I have taken,” said the Spaniard.
“I have had this issue for a couple of months, as people know. Of course, it is not a happy situation after all the success that I had here in Canada, not being able to play this year after missing a year. It’s a tough one, but that’s how it is today.
“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.”
Another Spaniard – Feliciano Lopez – takes Nadal’s spot in the draw as a lucky loser.