Zeenews Sports Bureau
New York: Seven-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Wednesday withdrew from US Open, the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year because of injury.
Notbaly the Spaniard hasn`t played a match since June 28, when he was upset in the second round of Wimbledon by 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol.
Nadal also pulled out of the London Olympics and a hard-court tuneup tournament in Cincinnati.
The Spaniard won the 2010 US Open to complete a career Grand Slam and was the runner-up to Novak Djokovic last year.
US Open tournament director David Brewer says in a statement Tuesday: "Rafa has informed us that he will not be ready to compete at the US Open this year."
The US open will kick-off at Flushing Meadows on August 27.
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