Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers

The Spanish made a re-visitation of activity on the ATP Tour last week at the Citi Open, his first excursion since enduring loss to Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the French Open in June. His rebound was pointed toward getting ready for the US Open at the same time, having lost in the last 16 in Washington to Lloyd Harris, he won’t presently be partaking in Toronto.

Nadal skipped Wimbledon referring to the need to recuperate after the dirt season, while the avoided hander likewise picked with regards to addressing his country at the Tokyo Olympics. The five-time champion in Toronto was planned for a recurrent gathering with Harris in the second round. All things considered, his spot in the attract goes to countryman Feliciano Lopez.

The 35-year-old pulled out of Wimbledon and the Olympic Games, saying he needed to rest after the mud court season.

Nadal played in Washington on 5 and 6 August, yet presently says he will get back to Mallorca to attempt to “be better once more”.

“I’ve had this issue several months. It’s anything but a cheerful circumstance,” the four-time US Open boss said.

“The main thing is to appreciate playing tennis. With this aggravation, I’m not ready to appreciate.

Nadal – who may now miss the Cincinnati Masters before the US Open begins on 30 August – will be replaced in the Canadian Open draw by fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.

“I have had this issue for a couple of months, as people know,” Nadal said. “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 to enjoy playing tennis. Today, with this pain, I am not able to enjoy it, and I really don’t believe that I have the chance to fight for the things that I really need to fight for.”

Nadal’s left foot injury forced him to miss Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics . The legendary lefty returned last week at the citi open in Washington, where he battled through his opening match against Jack sock  in a final-set tie-break before losing against South African Lloyd in three sets in the third round.

“I really wanted to play here a lot, but now is the moment to make a decision, Nadal said. “

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