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.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal says he will not play the US Open, citing concerns over the coronavirus and slamming tennis's "barbaric" schedule. News24 Also reported by •Mid-Day •ESPN •Japan Today •IndiaTimes •NPR
Rafael Nadal has admitted that the challenges of moving immediately from hardcourt tennis to clay was a huge factor in his decision to skip the US Open. Nadal is... WorldNews Also reported by •TMZ.com •AceShowbiz •NPR