World No. 4 tennis player Rafael Nadal announced that he is ending his season due to a pain in his foot that forced him to play only one tournament since his elimination in the semi -final of Roland-Garros.
“Hello everyone: I wanted to inform you that unfortunately I have to end the 2021 season. Honestly, I have been suffering much more than I should with my foot for a year…” writes the 35-year-old Spaniard on his Twitter account and draws a line on the US Open, which begins on August 30.
” I need to take some time … to find a solution to this problem or at least improve it in order to continue to have options for the next few years” adds the world No.4, who has only played two games since his loss to Roland -Garros against Novak Djokovic. Eliminated in the round of 16 in Washington in early August, he then retired from the Masters 1000 of Canada in Toronto and returned to Spain, raising fears of a withdrawal from the US Open.
“I’m with the maximum enthusiasm and predisposition to do whatever it takes to recover the best possible shape to keep competing for the things that really motivate me. I’m convinced that with the recovery of the foot and obviously a very important daily effort … this can be achieved. I will work as hard as I can to make it happen” he added.