Rafael Nadal withdraws from Mexican Open due to injury

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Spaniard Rafael Nadal (Getty Pictures)

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Mexican Open due to a hip injury.

The Spaniard was set to make his first look because the Australian Open, the place he exited within the quarterfinals, as the highest seed in Acapulco.

However Nadal, 31, felt the identical injury he suffered in Melbourne in coaching on Monday, seeing him withdraw from the ATP 500 occasion.

“I consider that each one the required cares had been taken, I arrived to Cozumel to work on my adaptation,” the 2-time champion stated. “However yesterday within the final coaching earlier than beginning the event, I observed a puncture in the identical space of the issue I had in Australia. I have no idea what it’s but, however it’s in an identical line to what occurred in Australia.

“Perhaps it’s a minor state of affairs however the actuality is that it isn’t clear but and till it goes down a bit and the checks are executed, it won’t have the precise analysis. The docs informed me that I can’t play as a result of there’s a danger of accelerating the injury.”

Nadal’s withdrawal left German Alexander Zverev as the highest-ranked participant within the draw.