Nadal withdraws from National Bank Open Montreal ahead of US Open

World Number Three, Rafael Nadal joins Novak Djokovic in not playing at the National Bank Open in Montreal next week as his recovery from an abdominal tear suffered at Wimbledon continues.

This announcement acts a blow in his preparation for the US Open which starts at the end of the month with only the Western & Southern Open set to be taken in as preparation now.

"From the vacation days and my subsequent return to training, everything has gone well these weeks. Four days ago I also started training the service and yesterday, after training, I had a little discomfort that was still there today," Nadal tweeted in Spanish.

"We have decided not to travel to Montreal and continue with the training sessions without forcing ourselves."

"I sincerely thank the tournament director, Eugene, and his entire team for the understanding and support they have always shown me, and today was no exception."

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