Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, ranked No. 2 in the world, announced on his Twitter on Friday that his back problems prevent him from traveling to the Mexico Open contention at Ekapulco (ATP 500).
“I regret that Acapulco is not participating in 2021. It is a difficult year for everyone and for the current state of health. With a back problem, it is impossible to travel so long. It was possible. I had to in 2022. have hope!” Major.
Nadal had already announced his withdrawal from the Rotterdam tournament in the Netherlands, which will be played from March 1 to 7, due to back pain.
Acapulco ATP is scheduled to take place from 15 to 20 March.
On 16 February, the organization of the Mexican Open, which takes place in this tourist destination, announced an appearance in this edition of names such as the Greek Stephanos Tsitipas (6th in the world), the German Alexander Zverev (7th) and Argentina. Diego Schwartzman (9).
The 34-year-old Nadal did not play the ATP Cup earlier this season in Adelaide, Australia due to lower back pain. Then, at the Australian Open in Melbourne, where he complained of this physical problem in the first matches, he advanced to the quarter-finals, where he lost to Sitsippus in five sets.
In the past, Nadal has won the Mexico Open three times (2005, 2013 and 2020).
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