Nadal withdraws from US Open
August 15, 2012 17:22:48 UK
Spanish ace Rafael Nadal has been forced to pull out of the US Open this year due to an ongoing knee injury.
Rafael Nadal will be unable to feature at the US Open due to knee problems.
The King of Clay was forced to withdraw from the Olympic Games in London this month due to tendinitis in his knee and now the problem has meant he will miss the upcoming Grand Slam event in New York.
Nadal had hoped a break from the game would give his injury a chance to recover but the world number three has revealed he will miss the tournament which gets underway on 27th August.
A statement from the 26-year-old read: "I am very sad to announce that I am still not ready to play and have to withdraw from this year's US Open in NYC.
"I am sorry since I always found great crowds and great support, but I have to continue with my recuperation and preparation to be ready to play in the right conditions.
"I want to say hi and thanks to all the fans in particular to the New Yorkers. I'll miss you all this year at the Open!"
British hope Andy Murray is 4.33 to secure a first ever Grand Slam title at the US Open, world number one Roger Federer is 3.50 to take the top prize and defending champion Novak Djokovic is 2.25 to retain his crown.
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