ATP Cup: Rafael Nadal pulls out of opener with again downside


Rafael Nadal is aiming to overhaul Roger Federer by profitable a file 21st males’s Grand Slam title this month

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.

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