The recent confirmation of the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal (4th), who suffers from a recurrent discomfort in his left foot, from the Toronto Masters 1000 stole the focus of the tennis day. Why did the Spaniard make this decision one day after his debut on Canadian soil?
“I need to go back and find a way to be well again. At the end of the day, the most important thing for me is to enjoy playing tennis. Today, with this pain, I am not fit to enjoy and I really do not think I have a chance to fight for things. that I need to fight “, expressed the 88-time ATP-level champion.
The Manacorian left-hander, recently surpassed by the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the ranking, concluded: “I wanted to try this way. I went to Washington and tried hard. People who follow tennis saw on television how I was suffering, especially in the first game. And I was also suffering in practice, but you always expect improvement and that’s why I came here”.