Rafael Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells, Miami Open

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World quantity two Rafael Nadal (Getty Photographs)

Rafael Nadal won’t journey to Indian Wells or play within the Miami Open due to a hip damage.

The world No. 2 withdrew this week from the Mexican Open on account of a problem together with his hip in the identical space that prompted him to retire from the Australian Open in January.

Nadal revealed he felt a “puncture” in coaching on Monday, however described his newest setback as solely a “minor state of affairs.”

The sixteen-time Grand Slam champion on Friday revealed he won’t play within the BNP Paribas Open, which begins subsequent week in Indian Wells, Calif., or the next Masters one thousand event in Miami however hopes to be absolutely match for the clay-courtroom season.

He posted on Fb: “Sadly I’m pressured to put in writing this, however my worst omens have been confirmed and … the damage I suffered on the final coaching in Acapulco earlier than the event began seems to be in the identical space as in Melbourne. 

“I will not have the ability to play in Indian Wells or Miami and the goal is now to get well to be on the bottom for the [clay-court] season. 

“If it was painful to retire in Acapulco, the place so many followers have all the time supported me, additionally it is painful to not be with my followers in america [in] this March American tour that has all the time been essential. 

“I am going to miss you, however I am going to do my greatest to be again in 2019.”

Nadal’s withdrawal from Indian Wells and the Miami Open comes a day after Stan Wawrinka pulled out of each tournaments.