Rafael Nadal to Miss Two Tournaments Due to Injury Ahead of US Open

Rafael Nadal will miss tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati due to a right wrist injury. There is doubt over his participation in the upcoming US Open.

updated: August 01, 2014 11:57 IST
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Rafael Nadal could miss the upcoming US Open due to injury


Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand.

Nadal's manager, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, wrote in an emailed release that the Spaniard was hurt in practice on his home island of Mallorca while getting ready for the North American hard-court circuit. ('People 'licking their chops' at the prospect of Nadal's absence from US Open')

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