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Defending champion Nadal won't play US Open

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Defending champion Rafael Nadal said Tuesday he will not play the US Open, citing concerns over the coronavirus and slamming tennis's "barbaric" revised calendar. "This is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I rather not travel."
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(CNN) Citing the "complicated" nature of the world under the pandemic, Rafael Nadal has opted not to defend his US Open title later this month in Flushing Meadows, New York. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Nadal said: "I have decided not to play this year's US Open. 2 Nadal is a four-time US Open winner...

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