(Reuters) – Best seed Rafael Nadal has pulled out of this week’s Mexican Open in Acapulco after anxious the leg damage that pressured him out of the Australian Open final month.
The sector quantity two, who was once because of face fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez on Wednesday, mentioned he felt a pointy ache right through his ultimate coaching consultation on Tuesday and made up our minds to not compete at the recommendation of his clinical crew.
”Medical doctors have instructed me that it’s inconceivable to play, without reference to whether or not it hurts,“ mentioned Nadal. ”There’s a vital possibility of accelerating the damage and I haven’t any selection.
“I used to be smartly ready to play and I had hopes of doing one thing necessary right here.”
Nadal, who has now not competed since retiring towards Croatia’s Marin Cilic in Melbourne final month, was once in Acapulco hoping to near the space on global primary Roger Federer.
“I nonetheless don’t know what it’s, as a result of we don’t know. It kind of feels it’s now not as unhealthy as what I had on the Australian Open,” the 31-year-old added.
“Now my major objective is to determine the level of the damage.”
Reporting through Frank Pingue in Toronto. Modifying through Nick Mulvenney