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News24 Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Defending champion Rafael Nadal says he will not play the US Open, citing concerns over the coronavirus and slamming tennis's "barbaric" schedule.
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Defending champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the US Open citing concernsover coronavirus. The four-time winner at Flushing Meadows does not want totravel to the United States for the event, which begins on August 31, whileCovid-19 cases are on the rise.

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