ATP Cup: Rafael Nadal pulls out of opener with again downside
Rafael Nadal pulled out of Spain’s opening ATP Cup tie with a decrease again downside lower than every week earlier than he launches his bid for a file 21st males’s Grand Slam title on the Australian Open.
The world quantity two, 34, was scheduled to face Australia’s Alex de Minaur at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.
“I’ve a stiff low again,” Nadal wrote on Twitter. “Hopefully I will be higher for Thursday.”
Spain play Greece on Thursday.
Spain had been runners-up to Serbia within the closing of final yr’s inaugural ATP Cup.
The boys’s staff occasion, which has been lowered to 12 groups from 24, is being performed similtaneously 5 different tournaments at Melbourne Park this week after a strict quarantine for all gamers who arrived within the nation for the Australian Open.
Nadal performed an exhibition match in Adelaide on Friday, beating Austrian world quantity three Dominic Thiem 7-5 6-4.